The Seahawks are signing fullback Marcel Reece, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com (Twitter link). Seattle auditioned Reece, who was released by the Raiders in September, last week, and have now finalized an agreement.
Reece will add depth to the Seahawks’ roster while incumbent fullback Will Tukuafu is in the concussion protocol. If Tukuafu isn’t able to get cleared by Sunday, Reece would likely be active as Seattle faces Green Bay in a critical NFC matchup. The Seahawks are likely to clear a roster spot for Reece by officially placing Earl Thomas — who is lost for the season after suffering a broken tibia last night — on injured reserve.
Reece, 31, is a multiple-time Pro Bowler thanks to his blocking ability and pass-catching acumen. In 2015, Reece caught 30 passes for 269 yards and three touchdowns and also added 36 rushing yards. A versatile back who can play a variety of roles, Reece averaged 34 receptions per season from 2010-15.
In addition to the Seahawks, Reece also worked out for the Patriots and Jets after being cut by the Raiders.
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