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Nate Montana reportedly invited to 49ers' minicamp

Duron Carter will get an opportunity with his father's Minnesota Vikings, so it only makes sense that the undrafted son of Pro Football Hall of Famer Joe Montana is bound for the San Francisco 49ers.

Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee reported Sunday that the 49ers have invited Nate Montana to attend their upcoming rookie minicamp, according to the quarterback's agent. Montana, 23, put forth a positive showing at the team's local pro day earlier this month.

Like Duron, the pass-catching son of receiver Cris Carter, Nate is a stretch to make an NFL roster.

"It's going to be hard for him to transition to the next level,"'s Bucky Brooks told Around The League before the 2013 NFL Draft. "His passes don't have zip. He has difficulty making pro throws."

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Montana's wandering four-stop college experience saw him flame out at Notre Dame before landing with Division II West Virginia Wesleyan College, where he topped the conference with 2,480 passing yards and 19 touchdowns in 2012.

Some of the juiciest storylines out of the 2013 NFL Draft come from the crop of free agents plucked up afterward. Montana latching on with the 49ers only would deepen the mythology of the Montana family in the Bay Area, but reality makes this a long shot.

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