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Vikings re-sign CB Marcus Sherels

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Add the Vikings to the list of clubs getting a prospective restricted free agent under contract ahead of the start of the new league year.

The club announced Friday it had re-signed cornerback/punt returner Marcus Sherels. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The 26-year-old Sherels recorded 46 tackles in 16 games (three starts) for Minnesota in 2013. He also returned 22 punts for 335 yards, including a touchdown against the Giants.

A fourth-year pro, Sherels (5-10, 175) played high school football in Rochester, Minnesota and attended the University of Minnesota.

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35 Responses to “Vikings re-sign CB Marcus Sherels”
  1. bobby2478 says: Mar 7, 2014 4:01 PM

    He’s always been a solid (if unspectacular) player for us. Good to have him back.

  2. deflateddome says: Mar 7, 2014 4:02 PM

    Excellent Punt Returner..

  3. billclintonspetkraken says: Mar 7, 2014 4:03 PM

    That’s gotta be the dream. Playing high school and college ball in the state you grew up in and then play for the states’ NFL team? Not gonna lie that’d be sweet.

  4. lovemyqueens says: Mar 7, 2014 4:07 PM

    Good to see him stay in Minney. He’s hit or (mostly) miss at CB but his return skills are his real assets.

  5. seatownballers says: Mar 7, 2014 4:07 PM

    Aaron Rodgers will shred the Vikings defense every season while he is a packer

  6. packerenglishmajor says: Mar 7, 2014 4:11 PM

    Sherrels is great tackler, I’m glad they nailed him down

  7. fwippel says: Mar 7, 2014 4:11 PM

    Sherels is an excellent punt returner, who also happens to be improving as a CB. Good signing.

  8. filthymcnasty1 says: Mar 7, 2014 4:14 PM

    Huge signing. Marcus was key to the hapless and tasteless Vikings finishing in last place once again in 2013. In fact, the hapless and tasteless Vikings have finished in last place in two of the last three seasons.

    Long live Spieldope!

  9. FlashPatterson says: Mar 7, 2014 4:18 PM

    Punt returner is locked up. Now lets look at QBs!!!

  10. loyalraven says: Mar 7, 2014 4:20 PM

    The punter looks like Superman and the badguy in the purple pants looks like a scrub playing for a team that’s never won a Super Bowl.

  11. 4allintensivepurposes says: Mar 7, 2014 4:21 PM

    Aw, that was nice of them.

  12. jerruhjones says: Mar 7, 2014 4:23 PM

    The Vikings continue to unimpress.

  13. reesesteel23 says: Mar 7, 2014 4:23 PM

    Got robbed of pro-bowl punt returner. Look up the stats

  14. im2fast4you123 says: Mar 7, 2014 4:25 PM

    Ok cuz signing a very good punt returner for a cheap deal is unimpressive???? You know nothing about football obviously.

  15. thegrey7 says: Mar 7, 2014 4:28 PM

    Good move for depth. He’s a good punt returner and servicable dime back.

  16. tjacks7 says: Mar 7, 2014 4:28 PM

    Could do a lot worse if you’re looking for a nickel/dime corner who can return punts.

  17. gbmickey says: Mar 7, 2014 4:30 PM

    Another piece of the puzzle for the Vikings to keep intact their dynasty of futility.

  18. amazingguy101 says: Mar 7, 2014 4:45 PM

    Better than Chris Cook any day. + a great punt returner.

  19. ariani1985 says: Mar 7, 2014 4:47 PM

    Notice that green bay doesn’t have talent like this!

  20. joemammy says: Mar 7, 2014 4:49 PM

    super bowl.

  21. The Great Ted Thompson the Genius says: Mar 7, 2014 5:14 PM

    The pieces are beginning to fall into the place.

  22. ragnarthemagnificent says: Mar 7, 2014 5:26 PM

    Shine on Marcus

  23. shaggytoodle says: Mar 7, 2014 5:30 PM

    He would have been more disappointed about get snubbed for the Pro-Bowl

    But even 3rd and 4th DBs know that nobody cares about the that game.

  24. myfootballknowledgeisgreaterthanyours says: Mar 7, 2014 5:55 PM

    Damnit Rick another horribly bad move. Yeah lets resign 3rd string players and let the good players walk like kevin williams your days are numbered spielman! Your are the worst gm in all of pro sports matt millian was a better gm than you and that’s saying ALOT!

  25. backdapack4evr says: Mar 7, 2014 6:02 PM

    Notice the Vikings haven’t made the playoffs for 7 years straight?
    Lol

  26. packerfansarefat says: Mar 7, 2014 6:13 PM

    I’m sure this won’t be popular with my Viking friends….however, do you really believe anyone sees M. Sherels waiting for a put and gets the shakes? NO…(and don’t tell me about his stats) …we need to put C. Patterson back there and use him the same way Chicago did Hester….
    As for M Sherels D-back skills….my god,…he was below average on a BAD group of dbacks…..we need to stop this cute story of thinking he should be on this team and looking at signing Verner as well as drafting another dback in the 2nd round.

  27. seals1 says: Mar 7, 2014 6:24 PM

    Whatever, good return player but one of the many reasons the Vikes can’t stop anybody on Defense. Was in Vegas this week and it was hard to look up at the board and see the Vikings last in odds to win NFC and second to last to win Superbowl.

    Sorry Marcus but if you are starting Vegas is probably right.

    C’mon Zimmer, you have your work cut out for you. If you can win games this year half the teams in the league will regret not giving you a chance.

  28. lnfinite says: Mar 7, 2014 6:41 PM

    backdapack4evr says: Mar 7, 2014 6:02 PM

    Notice the Vikings haven’t made the playoffs for 7 years straight?
    Lol

    —————————————————

    What kind of clowns are permitted to post on here??????????????????

    According to most Viking fans, they made the pleyoffs last year and a couple years ago too..

  29. khmer379 says: Mar 7, 2014 7:30 PM

    @Backdapack4evr go home stupid they were in the playoffs two years ago if your gonna bash us at least be smart about it… Smh

  30. twisteditoff says: Mar 7, 2014 7:43 PM

    backdapack4evr says:
    Mar 7, 2014 6:02 PM
    Notice the Vikings haven’t made the playoffs for 7 years straight?

    Lol well looks like someones parent drank the bong water after all

  31. filthymcnasty1 says: Mar 7, 2014 8:12 PM

    The Vikings have a losing record dating all the way back to the turn of the century.

    They’re a horrible franchise.

  32. mediasloppy says: Mar 7, 2014 8:27 PM

    backdapack4evr says:
    Mar 7, 2014 6:02 PM
    Notice the Vikings haven’t made the playoffs for 7 years straight?
    Lol
    ———————-
    Your math is horrible. 2012 Wildcard vs some team you should know called The Packers…

  33. teamnorsecore says: Mar 7, 2014 8:37 PM

    backdapack4evr is your typical Packer rube. All he knows is who Daddy told him to cheer for and what jersey to wear.

  34. mediasloppy says: Mar 7, 2014 10:22 PM

    myfootballknowledgeisgreaterthanyours says:
    Mar 7, 2014 5:55 PM
    Damnit Rick another horribly bad move. Yeah lets resign 3rd string players and let the good players walk like kevin williams your days are numbered spielman! Your are the worst gm in all of pro sports matt millian was a better gm than you and that’s saying ALOT!
    —————-
    Last season Sherels set a team record with a 15.2-yard per return average on punts, which also ranked second in the NFL.

    As a CB. That’s another story. he is a great tackler, but when he has to cover the Monster Size WR’s in the game he’ll get beat in height even with perfect coverage.

    I’d keep him, but I won’t say my football knowledge is greater than others…

  35. whatjusthapped says: Mar 8, 2014 11:26 AM

    The Vikings defensive secondary is just awful and this signing doesn’t change a thing.

    You can’t lose 5 games in the last two minutes of those games without having a terrible secondary. Somebody has to be on the field when the opposing QB throws it over your head so Sherels is as good as any of the 60,000 fans that sit by and watch the ball being thrown. Except he gets paid to watch, that’s the only difference.

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