If you want to eventually become a good NFL team, you’ll keep resigning your best players and building around the. Well, the Oakland Raiders’ best player is a fullback, but nevertheless, they’ve decided to re-sign arguable their best player in FB Marcel Reece:
The team announced Friday that it signed Reece to a three-year contract extension. Reece is coming off his first Pro Bowl season, during which he showed off his rushing skills (4.6 yards-per-carry) with 496 receiving yards on 52 catches.
NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported that the three-year extension for Reece is worth more than $13 million with $7.2 million guaranteed, according to a source informed of the deal.
The Raiders picked up the former college receiver and experimented with him in a variety of positions and in this process found that fullback fit him best. The position was a difficult transition for Reece at first but he embraced the challenge. In the 2010 NFL season, he emerged as the starting fullback/H-back for the Raiders, hauling in 25 receptions for 333 yards and 3 touchdowns while rushing for 122 yards and one touchdown.
Since then Reece has posted seasons of 301 yards receiving on 27 catches in 2011, and 496 yards on 52 receptions in 2012.