Oakland Raiders say they need to get Marcel Reece more involved in offense

Sep 15, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders fullback Marcel Reece (45) high fives fans in the black hole after the win against the Jacksonville Jaguars at O.co Coliseum. The Oakland Raiders defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars 19-9. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

After securing a contract extension that made him one of the highest paid fullbacks in NFL history, Marcel Reece promptly rumbled into the Oakland Raiders endzone in Week 2 for a score on their first possession.

Then that was it.

Reece didn’t see many opportunities thrown his way, something that didn’t sit well with Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie who told ESPN.com that Reece needs to see more action:

McKenzie spoke with seven Bay Area-based reporters at the team’s headquarters in a half-hour roundtable chat and broached topics ranging from Pryor to team expectations to pending free agents to the need for the Raiders to get the ball more to playmaking fullback Marcel Reece.

With an unique size and speed combination, on top of the fact that Reece has no problem running routes usually saved for wide receivers or overly athletic tight ends, the former Washington star can be a versatile and useful weapon in the Raiders’ offense, something McKenzie is hoping the coaching staff will realize.

Topics: Marcel Reece, Oakland Raiders

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  • Scoobz

    Olson needs to take a page out of the hue Jackson play book Reece was a unstoppable with Jackson calling the plays

  • razkaz187

    I agree he is totally underutilized with the new coaching staff

  • Steve

    I don’t see why they haven’t used him more. With every defense keeping one eye on Pryor and the other on McFadden, he should be raking up bigger numbers. He will be key against Denver. He is deadly in the passing game.

  • Bob

    Yes, the use of Marcel Reece has been down right Knapp-Like. He should get at least one play specifically for him EACH quarter. Since Defenses may pick up on this, use him as a decoy too.

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