Raiders to extend contract of Marcel Reece before kickoff

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The Raiders are going to do some business before kickoff against the Chargers tonight, as they’re expected to sign fullback Marcel Reece to a contract extension, according to Jason LaCanfora of

Reece stayed away from some offseason work while he waited for a new deal, but as an exclusive rights free agent, he had no leverage. He signed his $540,000 tender in June, and was set to be a restricted free agent next year.

A versatile player with roles as a runner and receiver, Reece caught 27 passes for 301 yards and was a Pro Bowl alternate last year. A college wideout, the 6-foot-2, 250-pounder is a tough matchup because of his speed and size.