Nate Montana accepts invitation to 49ers rookie minicamp

Jonathan Daniel

The San Francisco 49ers will have their rookies in town for a rookie minicamp May 10-12. They have invited QB Nate Montana to join the group.

The San Francisco 49ers have invited QB Nate Montana, son of Joe Montana, to their rookie minicamp next week. The 49ers will host the rookie minicamp May 10-12. It will feature only rookies (thus the title), so the team needs will be adding bodies to allow them to complete various workouts. Last season, the 49ers invited Stanford QB Tavita Pritchard and Sacramento State QB Jeff Fleming for the weekend.

The 49ers brought in Montana as part of the local pro day workout earlier this month, and it would seem he impressed enough to get a second tryout. Per Matt Maiocco, Nate Montana has not been offered a contract. Instead, he will come to camp and try and earn a contract for training camp.

Montana spoke with the press at the Pro Day, and at that point he said he had not ruled out the CFL or one of the arena leagues. His odds remain long of even earning a training camp contract, but it is always a possibility. The 49ers used a seventh round pick on QB B.J. Daniels, who joins free agent addition Colt McCoy as newcomers to the 49ers roster. The 49ers also are expected to sign undrafted rookie QB Marqueis Gray. He plays several positions, but can handle some throwing at rookie camp if needed. That leaves a bit of a squeeze for Nate Montana.

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