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Raiders extend prized fullback/running back/big person Jamize Olawale

Dec 6, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders running back Jamize Olawale (49) carries the ball against the Kansas City Chiefs during the second quarter at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Dec 6, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders running back Jamize Olawale (49) carries the ball against the Kansas City Chiefs during the second quarter at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

The Oakland Raiders handed a big contract out to their big-bodied power blocker.

That's not all Jamize Olawale does, though. And that's why the 6-foot-1, 240-pound fullback scored a new three-year deal.

"He's a guy that can play a lot of different roles," head coach Jack Del Rio told reporters. "He's got special-teams value. He's got value as a blocker and he can also catch the ball out of the backfield or carry the ball."

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Olawale might be the team's best ballcarrier right now. He's carried 24 times this season for 110 yards -- second on the club behind Latavius Murray -- and a touchdown. He also has eight catches for 70 yards.

Not bad for a position NFL decision-makers have deemed all but dead in today's game.

(h/t ESPN)