Three weeks ago, the Raiders made the decision to part ways with long time fullback, Marcel Reece. The Pro Bowler had spent his all nine seasons with the Raiders, becoming the third longest tenured player on the team behind only Sebastian Janikowski and Jon Condo.
Today, Reece wrote an open letter to the Raider Nation.
To the Nation,
I would just like to take a quick minute to say THANK YOU. Oakland has been home for my family and I for a great 9 years and I would not trade that in for anything. Anyone that knows or has interacted with me knows that I have taken a great amount of pride and seriousness when it came to being a Raider and representing the organization, the community and the city of Oakland. It has been my pleasure to bring you all into my family as we have grown over the greater part of the decade. We have met some amazing people here in the Bay Area and truly believe that your love and support is second to none and for that we appreciate and will forever be grateful for all we have received. I will be moving on to try and help another organization. This has made me hungrier and better than I have ever been with the one objective I have always had on the field… to win a championship and feel the confetti fall. This is not a goodbye, but to the REAL RaiderNation it is more like see you later.
Following week three of this season, Reece came off his four-game suspension which began with the final game of last season. He is healthy and available to play and at 31 years old, figured to find a home somewhere. It appears he may have found that home, though he has not announced yet where that will be.