The Oakland Raiders announced on Tuesday that they have signed fullback Marcel Reece to a contract extension. The team did not release details of the deal, but the Associated Press reports it is a multiyear contract.
Reece, a converted college wide receiver who has become an NFL starter at fullback with the Raiders, currently makes $540,000 a year. The Pro Bowl alternate had 27 receptions for 301 yards and two touchdowns coming out of the backfield last season, as well as 17 carries for 112 yards in 12 games.
An undrafted free agent in his fourth year out of Washington, Reece began his career with the Miami Dolphins and has made 17 starts in silver and black since signing with the Raiders. He played in all 16 games two years ago, netting 333 receiving yards, 122 rushing yards and four total touchdowns in his breakout year.
Reece recorded two catches for 20 yards in Oakland's season-opening 22-14 loss to the San Diego Chargers on Monday night.