Originally published on Silver & Black Report on Sept. 13, 2013
The Raiders announced on Friday that they have signed versatile fullback Marcel Reece to a three-year contract extension.
Reece has appeared in 47 games for the Raiders, including 31 starts since 2008, racking up 505 yards on 106 rushes and 1,159 yards on 107 receptions.
The 6-foot-1, 255-pound fullback is in his sixth season with the team after entering the NFL as an undrafted free agent out of the University of Washington as a wide receiver.
After spending the majority of his first two seasons on the Raiders' practice squad, Reece has become a versatile fullback that has given the team another threat out of the backfield for the Raiders.
Reece even stepped in last year as the starting running back after Darren McFadden and Mike Goodson both went down with injuries. As a result of his season as a fullback and running back, Reece earned his first Pro Bowl appearance in 2012 after hauling in 52 receptions for 496 yards and 271 rushing yards (4.8 yards per carry).
Reece has become a leader on the team and it appears he wants to remain with the organization for his rest of his career.
"It’s another step to my goal – being a Raider for life," Reece said via the Raiders' press release. "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.”