Oakland Raiders Ink FB-Marcel Reece to a Contract Extension

December 2, 2012; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders running back Marcel Reece (45) looks to elude Cleveland Browns free safety Tashaun Gipson (39) in the first quarter at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

A lot of Raider Nation was wondering about the future of Marcel Reece within the Oakland Raiders organization.  Well folks, the Raiders answered the question by signing Marcel Reece to a contract extension today.  Reggie McKenzie announced that the Pro-Bowl fullback who is now in his sixth season with the Raiders will remain in the Silver and Black for at least 3 years more.

Reece has been a constant positive for the Raiders organization, and this is a very smart move by the Raiders management.  Reece is a great player, and the Raiders need great players to evolve into a winning organization again.  Not only is Reece a key veteran to have in the huddle, but he is a leader in the locker room as well.  His hard work and passion for the game of football is something that any player would want to emulate.

Reece, a graduate of the University of Washington, was originally signed by the Miami Dolphins in the off-season of 2008, but things didn’t work out for him there.  He joined the Raiders prior to the start of the 2008 regular season.  He was signed to the Raiders practice squad, and he remained there for just under two seasons.  He made his debut at the end of the 2009 season, and he has been a permanent fixture since.  Since 2008, Reece has appeared in 47 games with 31 starts.  He has totaled 106 rushes for 505 yards and 107 receptions for 1,159 yards.  Not bad for a fullback who’s primary mission on the offense has been to block for Darren McFadden.

The 6-foot-1, 255-pound Reece earned his first Pro Bowl selection following the 2012 campaign, when he posted 271 rushing yards and 496 receiving yards from his fullback position. Reece’s 52 receptions last season were second on the team, and his 9.5 yards per catch were tops among backs in the NFL.  When asked about his contract extension Reece stated, “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.”

Topics: Marcel Reece, Oakland Raiders, Reggie McKenzie

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  • Mark Shafer

    “ONCE ARAIDER ALWAYS A RAIDER!”
    The best thing about players like Marcel is they attrack more players of there kind.

  • Shane Schilperoort

    No doubt, and he will hopefully always play, his entire career, in the Silver and Black.

  • Raider3

    He’s a beast. Great signing

  • Raider Grant

    The Raiders need to use Marcel in a more productive manner. This guy is like a Ben Tate, and could & be a RB2 for the Raiders instead of signing Jennings. Marcel has great hands too, catches the ball extremely well. Raiders could draw up a direct snap to Reece & he could pass to open Pryor on the run, as I believe he was a decent quarter back in High school if I’m not mistaken. I would like this guy to get more game time action, because once he is at full speed his reminds me of Lynch for the Sea Chickens. Thanks for sticking with the Silver & Black Mr..Reece!

  • T Reece

    Nice article and its good to read correct information for once today

  • Mark from Section 122

    Ever since the “Great Al Davis Purging” began, I’ve been holding my breath waiting for good news that the Raiders are keeping certain key players. I was finally able to let out a large sigh of relief at this news, just as I was when they opted to re-sign Janokowski. I was still missing Nnamdi Asomugha, Johnny Lee Higgins, and Zach Miller. Then we lost Samson Satele, Shane Lechler, Michael Bush, Matt Shaughnessy, Richard Seymore, Tommy Kelly, Brandon Meyers, Phillip Wheeler, and Michael Huff. What we got in return quite frankly, didn’t do much for me. Getting Woodson, Keeping Sebas, and now signing Reece are the first personnel moves that have made me happy in quite some time. Now, they need to play Reece and introduce him into the game plan more. Pryor is already a demonstrated double threat, everyone knows what McFadden is capable of, with Streater, Session, and Butler starting to amaze, along with our tight ends stepping up, adding Reece and the multi-dimensional threats he presents into the mix should make it a planning nightmare for defensive coordinators. The triple headed monster in the backfield of Pryor, Reece and McFadden should put some fear into our opponents.