Marcel Reece RB OAK Jun 06 '12

Coach Dennis Allen confirmed that he could use Marcel Reece in the passing game.

Reece has only been practicing with the Raiders for a few days after signing his tender on Monday, but Allen is well aware of the fullback's unique athleticism. "Where he really excels is in the passing game and the different mismatches that he can create," the new coach said. Reece also figures to get some more carries this season thanks to Michael Bush's departure. Reece had 413 total yards on just 44 touches in 2011.

Marcel Reece RB OAK Jun 04 '12

Raiders re-signed exclusive rights free agent FB Marcel Reece to a one-year, $540,000 contract.

After skipping OTAs in search of a more lucrative long-term contract, Reece finally caved and signed his tender offer. Easily the most athletically dominant lead blocker in the game, Reece led all true fullbacks in receiving (301) and rushing (112) yards last season. He could see an increase in short-yardage work going forward with Michael Bush out of the picture.

Marcel Reece RB OAK Mar 12 '12

Raiders tendered contracts to exclusive rights free agents FB Marcel Reece, DE Mason Brodine and CB Bryan McCann.

The Raiders also tendered restricted free agent DE Desmond Bryant. Keeping Reece was a priority for the Raiders after he caught a combined 52 passes for 634 yards the past two seasons. With Michael Bush expected to depart via free agency, it's possible Reece will see his role in the running game grow in 2012.

Marcel Reece RB OAK Jan 28 '12

According to the Contra Costa Times' Steve Corkran, there is a "106.392 percent" chance the Raiders re-sign restricted free agent FB Marcel Reece.

Reece is only an average blocker, but has been a big contributor in the Raiders' passing game the past two seasons, reeling in a combined 52 passes for 634 yards and five scores. With Hue Jackson gone, however, it's not a given Reece will be used as heavily in 2012.

Marcel Reece RB OAK Dec 06 '11

Coach Hue Jackson said Marcel Reece was a primary part of the game plan against the Dolphins.

Reece ended up with just two touches. "We tried to get him involved early," Jackson said. "We shifted him out there, and they played one way. We shifted him out there again, and they played another way. Obviously, they wanted to take him out of the game." With Denarius Moore (foot) and Jacoby Ford (foot) possibly back this week, Reece won't be a realistic fantasy option.

Marcel Reece RB OAK Nov 27 '11

Raiders FB Marcel Reece caught five passes for a team-high 92 yards and rushed twice for a net gain of zero in the team's Week 12 win over the Bears.

Reece became the Raiders' go-to option in the passing game with Denarius Moore (ankle) and Jacoby Ford (foot) out. The former college wideout showed his freaky long speed on a 47-yard reception, most of the yardage coming after the catch. Reece will likely come back to Earth when the Raiders' receivers return healthy. He won't be a serious fantasy option against the Dolphins in Week 13.

Marcel Reece RB OAK Nov 20 '111 Comment

Raiders FB Marcel Reece rushed six times for 45 yards and caught two passes for 16 yards in the team's Week 11 win over the Vikings.

Reece essentially replaced Taiwan Jones (2-3) as the Raiders' No. 2 back behind Michael Bush, looking relatively impressive playmaking ability for a fullback. Reece's week-to-week fantasy upside involves about 8-10 touches. He wouldn't be a realistic flex option barring injuries to Darren McFadden, Bush, and Jones.

Marcel Reece RB OAK Nov 06 '11

Marcel Reece caught three passes for 51 yards with a touchdown in Sunday's loss to the Broncos.

Reece certainly isn't used as a tradition fullback. The highly-athletic ex-wideout was consistently deep down the field, showing exceptional hands for a 40-yard score on a seam pattern. Reece now has nine catches and two touchdowns in four games this season.

Marcel Reece RB OAK Oct 25 '11

Raiders FB Marcel Reece (ankle) resumed practicing on Tuesday.

Reece missed four games with the ankle injury, but he should be good to go coming out of the bye against the Broncos in Week 9. Reece has two rushes for 15 yards and six receptions for 43 yards in three games this season.

Marcel Reece RB OAK Oct 02 '11

Raiders declared FB Marcel Reece, FS Michael Huff, DE Matt Shaughnessy, WR Louis Murphy, OT Stephon Heyer, LB Ricky Brown, and CB Chris Johnson out for Week 4 against the Patriots.

Converted tight end Richard Gordon will fill in as Darren McFadden's lead blocker. Huff (concussion, ankle) had a setback after practicing on Wednesday.