By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Tuesday, September 11th, 2012 at 9:43 am in Oakland Raiders.
Fullback Marcel Reece has signed a contract extension to remain with the Raiders beyond the 2012 season, the club announced Tuesday.
Terms and length of the deal which was first reported by CBS Sports Monday were not disclosed.
Reece was a Pro Bowl alternate fullback in 2011 despite missing four games due to injury. He caught 27 passes for 310 yards and is the most versatile player at his position.
A wide receiver in college at Washington, Reece, 6-foot-2, 250 pounds, can go in motion or be split as a wide receiver, as he did on occasion in Oakland’s season-opening 22-14 loss to the San Diego Chargers.
Reece, who caught two passes for 24 yards against San Diego, was scheduled to make $540,000 this season. An exclusive rights free agent, Reece did not immediately sign his tender and missed some time in the offseason.
With no leverage, Reece eventually reported in the hopes the Raiders would bargain in good faith and work toward a new deal.