UPDATE: According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Reece’s extension is worth $13 million over three years, with $7.2 million guaranteed.
The Oakland Raiders and General Manager Reggie McKenzie announced on Friday that they have signed FB Marcell Reece to a three-year contract extension.
Reece, who went undrafted in 2008 and was originally signed by the Miami Dolphins, found his home with the Raiders on May 13th, eight days after the Dolphins waived him. From then on he has been apart of the Raiders working his way up from the practice-squad, and even being waived a few times, before getting this contract.
During his 30 career starts he has racked up 505 yards rushing to go along with his very impressive 1,150 yards receiving making him a great dual threat out of the backfield. Last season was his most productive after he stepped in for an injured Darren McFadden and started 14 games gaining 767 total yards of offense, with most of those coming through the air. He also added one touchdown.
Reece released the following statement on his new deal.
It’s another step to my goal – being a Raider for life. I plan on playing for as long as God will allow me to. If it’s for a lot longer, I want it all to be with the Raiders. Al Davis believed in me more than I did myself at times, and it meant a lot to me. I take it to heart and I take it seriously. Mark Davis has loved me the same. I love the organization and I love the Raiders family. I plan on being a Raider for life.
This is a great signing for the Raiders, not only to add stability to the organization, but to lock up key players at every position possible. The Raiders organization is clearly headed in the right direction after struggling for quite some time, and the signing of Reese will only help.