The Jets released Jeremy Kerley on Wednesday, which meant that they moved into the new league year without their primary punt returner from last season.
They may have their eyes on Marcus Sherels to fill that void on the roster. Matt Vensel of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported Wednesday night that Sherels is set for a visit with the Jets on Thursday.
Sherels made the Vikings practice squad as an undrafted free agent in 2010 and played one game for them late that season. He’s played every game in the last five seasons and while he has seen some time at cornerback, his primary role has been as Minnesota’s punt returner.
He’s had success in the role, returning punts for touchdowns in three of the last four seasons and averaging over 10 yards per return over the course of his career.