Raiders FB Marcel Reece trying to work through `foot issue’


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.


Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • Heck Legler

    Yes. The team has played horrendously, but I haven’t seen any quit in the last two years. Hate that it’s come to this, but that’s improvement over prior years even if we did reach the “pinnacle” of 8-8 twice. That said, the product on the field must improve this year, not just the effort. With our schedule, I’d stick with DA if we get 7+ wins and set the bar at 8+ for the next season, 9+ after that. Flame away, but explain who you’d hire to replace.

  • SnBG

    You’re close to the truth. As long as any of the Davis family own or control the team we may not be able to win. If we wind up this year with another 4-12 season then I will be calling for the Davis family to sell.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    I finally cut it, I;m relatively normal looking now.

  • SnBG

    I guess they could be raising Llamas? You do what you gotsta to do bro.

  • SnBG

    Is Purvis. Is.

  • SnBG

    Sorry Purvis and O but the hate for SnBG slot is closed but there is hope for you two. You can add it to the evening slot. Have at it.

    For the folks that missed it here is a re post of the hate many things about the Raiders schedule that I posted this morning with the help of the some fine negative Raider fans.
    The days are set but we have lots of room for bonus hates. Also the evening slots have not been filled yet with the names of the posters you love to hate and obsess on.

    Please stay on schedule…………………
    Monday is fire Allen day. Bonus hate. SnBG
    Tues is fire Reg day. Bonus hate. Tacos
    Wednesday is rag on Schauby day. Bonus hate. “I hate koolaid drinkers and water carriers for a regime with a spotty record in the draft and FA” day
    Thurs is make fun of Marks stupid haircut day. Bonus hate. DB’s that can’t cover
    Friday is hate on D.J. day Bonus hate. Al Davis’s bad decisions and the B&B offense.
    Saturday is hate on Carr day.Bonus hate. Tarver and Olson.
    Sunday is hate the stadium day. Bonus hate. Dumpster diving.

    A special umbrella category!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    We all hate the Broncos fire life
    A special sub umbrella category to the sub category.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    You can hate on ball washers and tea baggers any day. They deserve it daily.

  • marks hair

    Lol.. Jerry calling Títs a liar.

  • Rick Worth


  • Rick Worth

    Let’s see how the season works out. Gee we have not even played a game.

  • Rick Worth

    Right on bro.

  • 2romes

    A genuine piece of blogging.

  • 2romes

    I thought it was AL Davis fault for all these troublesome years. Now it’s Mark Davis that has to sell the team or die, as some Raiders fan got their wish with AL, in order to have some football success. C’mon Man!

  • kuhlest

    our generation of fan does not have the faith or loyalty of our fathers generation…I know this organization has never had a stretch like this, but all the more reason for the nation to stay strong and root on!