Raiders Sign FB Marcel Reece to a Three Year Extension
Friday the Oakland Raiders announced they have signed Pro Bowl fullback Marcel Reece to a three-year contract extension through the 2016 season. Financial terms were not disclosed. Reece was slated to be an unrestricted free agent at the conclusion of this season.
“It’s another step to my goal – being a Raider for life. I plan on playing for as long as God will allow me to. If it’s for a lot longer, I want it all to be with the Raiders. Al Davis believed in me more than I did myself at times, and it meant a lot to me. I take it to heart and I take it seriously. Mark Davis has loved me the same. I love the organization and I love the Raiders family. I plan on being a Raider for life.” Marcel Reece said on receiving the extension.
Reece is one of most versatile fullbacks in the NFL, he earned his first career Pro Bowl nod after finishing second among Oakland players with 52 receptions totaling 496 yards in 2012. The former undrafted free agent from the University of Washington also spent some time at tail back last season due to injuries, and ranked second on the Raiders with 271 rushing yards on 59 carries.
Reece began his NFL career with the Raiders in 2008 and spent the majority of his first two years in the league as a member of the practice squad. He won the team's primary fullback job in 2010 and has started 31 times in the past four seasons.
Reece has recorded 107 catches for 1,159 yards and six touchdowns while rushing for 505 yards and a score on 106 attempts all in his Career with Oakland.
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