Marcel Reece is a fullback by title, and hybrid skill player by trade. The second-team All-Pro is used as a backfield blocker, conventional tailback, occasional slot receiver and regular man in motion.

Fullback is not a position that gets frequent touches, so the Raiders must get creative to get Reece the ball in space. That endeavor proved difficult last season.

It prompted Reece to lose weight this offseason, dropping from 255 pounds to 238. The veteran hopes added quickness will make him a more enticing option.

Fans frequently ask about converting the college receiver to tight end, which could put him in position to make more plays.

Head coach Dennis Allen said Sunday that Reece isn’t changing positions, but his responsibilities overlap with other spots. That includes tight end.