Raiders fullback Marcel Reece was set to be part of the Pro Bowl in Hawaii on January 31, but there’s going to need to be a replacement added to the roster.
The Raiders announced that Reece has been suspended four games for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs. Reece will not be able to practice with the team or play in Week 17 or during the first three weeks of the 2016 season and he will also be barred from taking part in the Pro Bowl as a result of the suspension.
Reece had 10 carries for 36 yards and 30 catches for 269 yards and three touchdowns for the Raiders this season. Reece has been in the Raiders organization since 2008 and is signed for next year with a base salary of $2.6 million.
The Raiders also have Jamize Olawale at fullback on the 53-man roster and can add a player to take Reece’s spot before closing out the season against the Chiefs in Week 17.