Raiders fullback Marcel Reece was on the practice field Wedensday, most likely on a limited basis, as he works through what he termed a “foot issue” in an interview with ESPN’s Josina Anderson.
Reece was going through drills at something less than full speed without a limp. He hurt his right foot in a 27-26 win over the Detroit Lions and was non-specific about exactly what the injury was in the interview with ESPN.
“Nobody needs to know . . . they don’t technically need to know what’s going on with me . . . it’s not a stress fracture, either, I can tell you that,” Reece said.
Reece said the injury “happened early in the game Friday against Detroit. I continued to play on it and after the game I got an X-ray. The X-ray was negative at first. Then, the problem continued so we had to go ahead and get an MRI because sometimes certain things show up later. There’s fluid, there’s some swelling, but it did happen in the game. A lot of people (thought) it happened in Sunday’s practice but it happened in the game. I just went out to Sunday’s practice because I wanted to practice for my teammates.”
Reece said he will continue to play unless the condition worsens.
“The only that will tell is time,” Reece said. “I have to take the time and I have to listen to my body. Whatever my body tells me to do, that is what I’m going to do.”
It would seem unlikely the Raiders would risk using Reece against either Green Bay or Seattle in hopes of having the two-time Pro Bowl selection ready for the regular season opener Sept. 7.
— Defensive tackle Justin Ellis and offensive tackle Matt McCants have not been cleared to play because of concussions. Ellis continues to work off to the side with a member of the training staff. He has yet to complete the NFL protocol after 12 days.
— The Raiders brought back place kicker Kevin Goessling and waived safety Jeremy Deering.