As reported by the Oakland Raiders’ Twitter account, the team’s long-time fullback, Marcel Reece, has been served a four-game suspension “for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances.” While Oakland has already been eliminated from this year’s playoff picture, the suspension prevents Reece from participating in this year’s Pro Bowl, which he had been voted to, and also the first three games of the 2016 regular season.
This was the fourth straight year that Reece had been included in the Pro Bowl after going undrafted out of the University of Washington in the 2008 Draft. According to Reece’s contract details from Spotrac, Reece had a 100K Pro Bowl bonus in his salary this season.
With 30 receptions and 269 receiving yards this season, Reece is currently fifth on the Raiders in receiving yards this season. Since Reece first played for the team in 2009, he is third among all Raiders in receiving yards, behind Denarius Moore and Darrius Heyward-Bey. Reece is currently scheduled to enter free agency after the 2016 season.