Exclusive rights free agent fullback Marcel Reece wants a long-term contract from the Raiders, and it’s believed his absence from early-offseason activities was related to that.
On Monday, Reece caved and signed his one-year tender, the Raiders announced. He’ll earn $540,000 in 2012, and be eligible for restricted free agency in 2013.
One of the more underrated players in the game today, Reece runs in the low-4.4s at 6-foot-3, 240 and excels in the passing game. He could take on a larger offensive role this season with Michael Bush gone to Chicago.