With things failing to materialize between the New York Jets and C.J. spiller, fullback Marcel Reese could be a viable option for the charges of coach Todd Bowles.
Reese was recently let go by the Oakland Raiders but is considered one of the most reliable players at fullback. After entering the NFL with the Miami Dolphins, the 31-year-old player has proven to be an effective player. Proof of that is making the Pro Bowl from 2012-15.
A concern however with Reece is his off-field issues. He has been suspended for four games due to the use of performance-enhancing drugs and was in the final week before being allowed to play. The Raiders, unfortunately, didn’t wait for that to lapse which may turn out good for the New York Jets.
The Jets did add Austin Seferian-Jenkins to the mix but the fact remains that Bowles needs to add more options on offense. The fullback position is singled out as one of the departments that could help the Jets though it remains to be seen if they can pull out a deal to get Reece.
The Mystery Behind The Marcel Reece Cut
For the Raiders, cutting a reliable offensive option in Marcel Reece came a bit of a surprise. Following the lifting of his suspension, the release is seen more as a move to get younger.
Jamize Olawale is a younger option, likely one reason considering the Jets have a packed roster of fullbacks to show.
Raiders coach Jack Del Rio called it a tough call but something that had to be done, according to a report from NBC. Moving forward, only time will tell if the Raiders did the right thing of letting Reece go.