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Oakland Raiders fullback Marcel Reece has signed his exclusive rights tender with the team.
The Raiders say Reece signed the contract on Monday in time to participate in organized team activities.
Reece had not been part of offseason workouts with the team under new coach Dennis Allen's staff before signing the one-year deal.
Reece has played in 30 career games with 16 starts since joining the Raiders as an undrafted free agent in 2008. He has 54 career receptions for 654 yards and five touchdowns, and 47 carries for 234 yards and one score.
Reece will be eligible to be a restricted free agent next offseason and an unrestricted free agent following the 2013 season.
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The Oakland Raiders have formally announced that Marcel Reece has signed his “exclusive rights” tender. Up to this point Reece has missed some voluntary training, and a few workouts along with the first wave of OTA’s (organized team activities). Raider fans were getting pretty antsy, wondering why Reece had yet to sign. In reality, though, [...]
Exclusive rights free agent fullback Marcel Reece re-signed with the Oakland Raiders on Monday afternoon.
Reece, 26, had been absent from OTAs this past month in search of a more long-term lucrative deal, but decided to sign his one-year tender of $540,000 to remain with the team. The 6-3, 240-pound Reece will be eligible for restricted free agency in 2013.
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According to Jason LaCanfora of CBS Sports, Oakland Raiders fullback Marcel Reece has signed his restricted free agent tender and will now report to the team facility to participate in OTA’s.
Reece was holding out hope of scoring the long-term contract that he desires. But with the acquisition of Owen Schmidt, he’s in jeopardy of possibly losing his starting job.
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Reece had little leverage and a hold out seemed very unlikely as no team had made him an offer and his choice was to either sign his tender or hold out for the season.
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