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Reece playing catch up after signing tender

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Wednesday, June 6th, 2012 at 3:30 pm in Oakland Raiders.

Marcel Reece was a limited participant in the first session available to the media at the Raiders’ organized team activity Wednesday as he immerses himself in a new offensive system.

Then again, Greg Knapp was the Raiders offensive coordinator when Reece arrived in 2008, so there was some familiarity.

“I consider myself a pretty sharp guy and catch on pretty quick,’’ Reece said. “I’m familiar with coach (Kelly Skipper) and a lot of things they like to do. Some of the terminology is different. It takes a couple of days to get your feet back under you but football is football.’’

One of the NFL’s most unique talents, Reece has the skills of a wide receiver in the body (6-foot-2, 250 pounds) of a fullback. He has 54 receptions for 654 yards and has been described as a “matchup nightmare.’’

His production as an undrafted free agent means the Raiders are getting a bargain at the exclusive rights free agent tender of $540,000, a figure Reece was reluctant to sign for in homes of getting a long-term deal.

With no leverage, however, and time slipping away, Reece opted to sign and get caught up.

“What’s important is now I’m here,’’ Reece said. “Everyone that was involved in that situation, we’re all men of integrity, we all know what the deal was, what was going on and everything has been positive between myself, (coach) Dennis Allen, Reggie McKenzie and my agent Joel Segal.

“Everyone knows once I get on the field I’m a hard-working player.’’

As for the desire for a long-term deal, Reece said, “I want to be a Raider for life. I’ve made that clear since 2008.’’

Allen said Reece’s biggest area of improvement will need to be as a lead blocker in the zone scheme. Reece is fine with that assessment.

“I’m always trying to get myself better and be the best player I can be and be the best player in the league. I thank him for letting me know that,’’ Reece said.

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  • http://repealitnow.org MistaBrown

    WTF
    SLOW DOWN JERRY!

  • http://repealitnow.org MistaBrown

    Slick Willy takes a piss on purp lips for the 2nd time in a week. Gotta luv it!

    hahaha
    :D

  • jraider

    go Raiders!

  • NAZRAIDER

    got it on 5

  • NAZRAIDER

    5

  • http://repealitnow.org MistaBrown

    Reece move to TE, thanks

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Wow, I would say $540,000 is dirt cheap for Reece.

  • McFaddens_Sneakers

    Man Jerry and Steve are dropping all this post today so they dont have to post tomorrow. save something for tomorrow duds

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  • http://repealitnow.org MistaBrown

    Tomorrow?????
    You mean for a week!
    _______

    McFaddens_Sneakers Says:
    June 6th, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    Man Jerry and Steve are dropping all this post today so they dont have to post tomorrow. save something for tomorrow duds

  • NAZRAIDER

    About six more post today and Ill be over the withdrawls Ive been having as of late.

  • McFaddens_Sneakers

    True MistaBrown they be out till wednesday to report on the mandatory OTA’s and then off till training camp.

  • TxRaider210

    He’s gonna play his a$$ off for that big paycheck he could have coming.

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    Kudos to Bryant for signing but like RNS wonders, Does that have anything to do with Shaughnessy’s shoulder?!

  • chalug789

    mcfaddens teaching a football camp in arkansas?? Can’t to see if he’s smiling or not when he gets arrested for some bullshiot there

  • TxRaider210

    @15 I respect McFadden more for helping the kids..I’m just glad that he seems to have been low key, as far as media goes, and tries to stay focused.imo

  • http://InsidetheOaklandRaiders Goldie7

    Yep and this is the reason why I’m a huge Reece fan. The dude has mega class, integrity and stablity. Such a dynamic and versatile player. I”m thrilled Marcel is back and ready to attack. Anyone is crazy if they think the Patriots wouldn’t consider giving Reece a shot on their roster. By the way Pryor is going to be fine…his bad day today doesn’t mean a hill of beans….it means nothing….it means squat. Also, I wonder how Tommy Kelly’s attitude and mindset is coming along. Our D stunk so bad last season until I think the entire D roster should’ve attended all OTAs and stayed late. IMO Thanks for the awesome article…Mr. Jer.!

  • Dan78

    Touchdown!!! Reece’s Pieces

  • Raidernationdave

    Mreece representin’ Hesperia High School in da Raider hizzie!

  • Raiderfusion

    I live in Sacramento, and I hope Jerry and Steve aren’t getting to be as bad as the coverage we get here from the Sacramento Bee. There is almost nothing on the Raiders, and everything about the 9rs. I’ve E-Mailed everyone there in the sports dept., and all the editor would say was that there’s always been more 9r fans. I even threatened to cancel my subscription to their rag. Anybody got any ideas!

  • Raiderfusion

    I’m not sure if any of you are like me or not, but I think if the main players stay healthy we could we could have the best offense in the NFL this year. I know that this is a huge statement, but how are you going stop all these weapons? If the O line gets the job done, and the dumb ass penalties stop killing our drives, we should be able to drive the ball down the opposing defenses throats. Then if our D does only a little better job than they did last year 10-11 wins should be easy. I know there’s a lot of IF’s going on here , but a fan’s got to dreams it’s the preseason.

  • ieraiderfanAO

    So glad to hear this. Reese is a stud. And he represents the High Desert well. HHS Scorpions.

  • ieraiderfanAO

    Plus, he knows hes gonna cash in after this season. They say he has stayed in great condition. He has a clear objective from coach. “Block Better” for DMAC and youre here to stay!

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