OAKLAND – The Raiders cut Marcel Reece on Monday, even with an extra spot on the roster.
That’s a big moment for the Raiders, who put their team first and chose to let the biggest Al Davis fan go.
Mark Davis is a Marcel Reece fan, and must’ve struggled with this decision.
“Today is a sad day for the Raider family and entire Raider Nation,” owner Mark Davis said in a statement. “My father once said that I would have a tough time running this organization because I was too close to the players, and that rings true today. Marcel Reece has been a pillar of the organization for nine years and was the glue that held us together during a tough transition after my father’s passing.
“He helped put us on the upward path we are on today and his leadership will be sorely missed. The motto, ‘Once a Raider, Always a Raider,’ has never been more appropriate. When Marcel finishes his playing career, there will always be a spot for him within the Raider organization. Until then, I wish only the best for Marcel and his entire family.”