Fullback Marcel Reece apparently is content with the free-agent turnout that the Oakland Raiders accomplish this off-season. The 6-year veteran has fully expressed his happiness to the press as far as the free-agent haul this off-season, and his participation with it.
As reported by CSN Bay Area on Thursday afternoon, Reece addressed the media and stated that the Raiders were looking for help that needed to be part of Oakland’s work in getting back to winning ways and establish a high caliber championship team. Reece added, that during this off-season, the Raiders established that goal with the free-agents that were picked up.
“Coming into this free agency, as an organization and as a team and as a leader for myself personally, we weren’t looking for any saviors to come here and get in this locker room. We were looking for help. We were looking for help to bring this tradition, the winning attitude and a championship pedigree back to this organization and to the locker room and I think we did that,” asserted Marcel Reece to the press.
It was also mentioned that Reece told many of the new players that he was happy to see them on board during the start of the pre-season workout earlier this week. One of them was Donald Penn who Reece had texted many times to get him to sign with the Raiders.
Reece also claims that he was very active and involved with the recruitment of the free-agents. Right before the free agency period began earlier this year, Reece had advised general manager Reggie McKenzie to be bold and make some daring moves.
Marcel Reece claims that not all of his sales pitch worked, but he did inspire a few signings with the Oakland Raiders. Exactly who Reece helped get signed besides Penn was not reported, but his involvement is definitely true.