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Raiders Make Free Agent Tenders & Confirm Restructure


FB Marcel Reece. Photo by Tony Gonzales

The Oakland Raiders made one-year contract tenders to restricted free agent DL Desmond Bryant and exclusive rights free agents, DE Mason Brodine, CB Bryan McCann and FB Marcel Reece.

In addition, the Raiders confirm the restructure of LB Aaron Curry's contract.

Bryant was originally signed by the Raiders as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Harvard in 2009. He has played in 47 career games with 10 starts at both defensive tackle and defensive end, and has totaled 7.5 sacks over three seasons. Last year, Bryant set career highs with 10 starts, five sacks and 35 tackles.

Brodine joined the Raiders as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2011 out of Nebraska-Kearney. He spent the majority of his first professional season on the practice squad before being signed to the active roster on December 17, 2011 and seeing action in two games.

McCann was signed by the Raiders on November 17, 2011 and saw action in seven games with the Silver and Black after previously playing for the Baltimore Ravens and Dallas Cowboys. McCann returned 13 kickoffs for 361 yards for the Raiders, including a 91-yard return at Kansas City on December 24.

Reece emerged as a key offensive contributor after spending parts of two seasons on the Raiders practice squad. In 2010, Reece tied for fifth on the team with 25 receptions for 333 yards and three touchdowns including a 73-yard catch-and-run for a score. Last season, he played in 12 games with six starts and totaled 27 receptions for 301 yards and two touchdowns. Reece, who played wide receiver at the University of Washington, was originally signed by the Silver and Black as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2008.

Curry joined the Raiders via trade with the Seattle Seahawks on October 13, 2011. He started 11 games for the Silver and Black, recording 46 tackles and three passes defensed. Curry entered the league as the fourth overall selection in the 2009 NFL Draft and has played in 46 games with 39 starts in three professional seasons.

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