Now that the Oakland Raiders have solved most of their salary cap issues, they’re feeling more confident about giving some players long-term contracts.
Fullback Marcel Reece has just signed a three-year extension with the team, though it’s not clear how much it is worth.
Still, GM Reggie McKenzie, is putting some faith in this guy because he’s only been giving one-year contracts to most players.
About getting the extension, the fullback said:
“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.”
Reece has been a solid player for the team over the last six years, and made it to the Pro Bowl in 2012. Last season, he had 52 receptions and averaged 9.5 yards per catch.
He was signed by the Raiders as a free agent in 2008 and didn’t make it off the practice squad for two years. However, he started to gain support from a lot of die hard fans because of his willingness to work hard and drive.