Vikings re-sign Marcus Sherels to one-year deal

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The Vikings have re-signed cornerback Marcus Sherels to a one-year deal, Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press reports. Monetary terms were not available, but Sherels had a $2 million cap hit last season.

Sherels, 30, spent his first eight seasons in Minnesota. He is a core special teams player, returning punts and kickoffs.

Sherels averaged 9.5 yards on punt returns and 24.6 yards on kickoff returns. He ranked second in the league in punt return average in 2013 and 2016.

Three of the Vikings’ unrestricted free agents remain unsigned, and the team has interest in bringing back cornerback Terence Newman. Receiver Michael Floyd and running back Bishop Sankey are not expected to return, via Tomasson.

26 responses to “Vikings re-sign Marcus Sherels to one-year deal

  1. I remember the the spring and summer of 1985, and it was like you just KNEW the Bears were going to be unstoppable.

    I get the same feeling for the Vikings this year. They are likely to go 15-1 on the way to a SB victory uncontested.

  2. Never really realized how good he was till he missed a couple games two years ago — he’s fashioned a pretty good 9 year career. And sheesh, slow the roll a bit chillyball. . . .

  3. @chillyball says:
    March 28, 2018 at 4:36 pm
    I remember the the spring and summer of 1985, and it was like you just KNEW the Bears were going to be unstoppable.

    I get the same feeling for the Vikings this year. They are likely to go 15-1 on the way to a SB victory uncontested.

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    Oh man, I needed a good laugh today. Thanks for that.

  4. if you would have told me this former gopher football player would have one of the longest tenured NFL careers in recent memory (for a gopher football player that is, and I think only Eric Decker is comparable), I would have said you’re crazy. but man, Sherels has proven his value to this team, and then some. frankly i’m a little upset it took this long to sign him.

  5. Sometimes heart is bigger than talent.Congrats Marcus! They maybe faster, they maybe stronger but they will never out work you!

  6. So glad to see they got him resigned. It is so nice to not only have a dependable return man who is now filling in on kickoff return, but beyond that he’s actually one of the better punt returners in the entire league and has been for a while. It’s an impressive thing to have carved out such a long tenured role on a single team as a return man who really doesn’t play his defensive position except when we are in a pinch. You have to really make an impression and continue to produce beyond that of the average return man, seeing as your value is souly based on your special teams skills. Also I gotta say, as someone who played football, and beyond that was in an iron man situation with all 3 phases, punt returning is probably the most difficult thing I ever did playing football. Extreme pressure, extreme poise, have to be willing to take the hit you can’t see coming, and then someone still out maneuver everyone else on the field. Congrats Marcus. Glad you’re still a viking

  7. You know, I have to think this guy is pretty good. All the comments are local and positive. That’s terrific. It’s refreshing to read positive comments about a promising player without somebody needlessly picking fights with Packer fans first.

  8. Great news, home town guy, best return man in Vikings history. Hope he retires a Viking also, and gets his jersey on the ring of honor

  9. I never thought he was going to leave. We go through the song and dance every year, and the guy is always back. It doesn’t really make a lot of sense for him to go anywhere else. He does one thing, and he does it extremely well. Unfortunately there isn’t a ton of market for that, But we are sure glad to have him. Also he is from MN. Might as well stay home.

  10. Good signing, if we didn’t have this guy on the team, who knows what the final score of the championship game would have been?

    The Vikings could have lost by more than 31 points.

  11. It’s taken four years for Spielman/ Zimmer to build an elite team. It would have been a shame if we had lost an integral player like Sherels. Welcome back, Homie.

  12. What just:

    It’s amazing you have anything to say about playoff losses.

    31-0 at half vs. Falcons

    Sloooooow Fitzgerald runs by whole defense in Arizona

    And who can forget the Seattle debacle?!??! Most epic playoff collapse ever!!

    Why do you even ponder posting? You add zero value. I’m sure you’re drinking a pabst as no eating cheetos wearing pi** stained packer underwear in Wausau or some other hick town.

  13. stellarperformance says:
    March 28, 2018 at 11:01 pm
    You know, I have to think this guy is pretty good. All the comments are local and positive. That’s terrific. It’s refreshing to read positive comments about a promising player without somebody needlessly picking fights with Packer fans first.
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    You know, WHY would we care about the Packers at all? Our biggest rival in 2018 is Philly 1st, then Saints and LA. I put you WAY down on the list. All the Packer rookies in the world can’t compete with several Pro-Bowlers and a coach in purple who has your number and the number of AR. I say just clamp it til you prove it.

  14. Stella:

    Even your fellow Packers fans are sick of your repetitive drivel. You’d think you’d get a clue and disappear, you wouldn’t be missed at all.

    Congrats on being the Cliff Clavin (dated reference, but fitting) of PFT.

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