NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that the team's Pro Bowl fullback has been suspended four games without pay for violating the NFL Policy and Program for performance-enhancing substances.
The seventh-year back will also miss the first three games of the 2016 regular season, although Reece will be allowed to join his teammates in all offseason practices and preseason games.
It's an unfortunate turn for a productive member of Oakland's offense. At the fullback position, Reece is second to only Baltimore's Kyle Juszczyk with 269 yards through the air off 30 catches in 2015.
Due $2.6 million next season, it's fair to wonder if this could impact Reece's roster spot next autumn. The development of fellow Raiders fullback Jamize Olawale will be something to monitor this offseason.