Raiders extend FB Marcel Reece

Updated: September 13, 2013, 9:22 PM ET
By Paul Gutierrez | ESPN.com

ALAMEDA, Calif. -- The Oakland Raiders signed Pro Bowl fullback Marcel Reece to a three-year contract extension, the team announced Friday. Details of the deal were not released.

"It's a big step, another big step to being a Raider for life," Reece said as he exited the players' lot at the team facility. "Just looking forward to the next few years of continuing to be a part of Raider Nation.

"It wasn't necessarily quick," he said of negotiations. "I've just been trying to relax and play football, and one thing I told my agent, Joel Segal, is, 'You do your thing, with whoever you need to do it with. I'm going to focus on football and being a Raider.'"

Reece, a former undrafted wide receiver who was on the Raiders' practice squad in 2008 and '09, became a regular at fullback in 2010, and his skill set makes him a matchup nightmare for opposing defenses.

He is the third veteran in two months to be rewarded with an extension by the Raiders, along with long-snapper Jon Condo and kicker Sebastian Janikowski.

Reece has played in 47 games in his career, with 31 starts, and has 505 rushing yards and a touchdown on 106 carries. He also has 107 catches for 1,159 yards and six scores.

Paul Gutierrez

ESPN San Francisco 49ers reporter

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