Photo courtesy of Bob Carr
Originally published on SBReport.net on June 4, 2012
Oakland Raiders fullback Marcel Reece has now signed his exclusive-rights tender, the Raiders announced Monday.
The team also announced that the 6’2”, 250-pound fullback participated in the teams’ Organized Team Activities on Monday. The workout marks the first OTA session he has attended.
Reece has proven to be an integral part of the Raiders offense since he joined the Silver & Black as an undrafted free agent in 2008, appearing in 30 career games and starting 16 of the contests.
Reece, who wide receiver at the University of Washington, has become a versatile player to the offense. Reece is a key piece of the Raiders passing game, hauling in 54 receptions for 654 yards and five touchdowns since becoming a Raider. Reece also has 47 carries for 234 yards and one rushing touchdown.
Reece has accumulated 52 receptions for 634 and all five touchdowns the last two years alone.
The return of Reece brings a versatile weapon that new offensive coordinator Greg Knapp can integrate into his offense and adds another threat in both the passing and rushing games.
Once former head coach Hue Jackson traded to get quarterback Carson Palmer in the Silver & Black, Reece hauled in 21 receptions for 258 yards in nine games.