Raiders Cut FB Marcel Reece

The Raiders have released fullback Marcel Reece, as Ian Rapoport of tweets. Reece was scheduled to return from suspension this week. Marcel Reece (vertical)

Reece, who was in Oakland since making his NFL debut in 2009, violated the league’s policy on performance enhancing drugs. The multi-game ban cost him a trip to the Pro Bowl after last season and, apparently, led the Raiders to finding his full-time replacement. Reece was scheduled to play out the 2016 season at a cap number of $3.53MM, but Oakland has opted against taking on that cap hit.

In 2015, Reece caught 30 passes for 269 yards and three TDs and also added 36 rushing yards. Most importantly, he served as a solid blocker for quarterback Derek Carr and running back Latavius Murray in the backfield. Now, Jamize Olawale is being counted on to do the dirty work for Oakland.

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4 comments on “Raiders Cut FB Marcel Reece

  1. Steven

    Why has no one thought to move him to TE???

  2. Steven

    Should have moved Reece to TE and cut Rivera!!!!!!!!!

  3. Slim Nation

    Just don’t go to the Patriots! I would hate to have to hate you.

  4. Meren

    Maybe the Browns will pick him up. Since he played under Hue Jackson before.
    And they need someone who can catch the ball out of the backfield from the FB Position.

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