Vikings sign Marcus Sherels

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Wide receiver Laquon Treadwell isn’t the only player returning to the Vikings on Tuesday.

When the team announced the previously reported signing of Treadwell on Tuesday afternoon, they also announced that they have signed cornerback Marcus Sherels.

Sherels signed with the Vikings as an undrafted free agent in 2010 and remained with the team through last season. He signed with the Saints in March and was released after being placed on injured reserve in late August.

Sherels holds a handful of franchise records for punt returns and he may be back in that role. Wide receiver Chad Beebe has been handling that job, but he went on injured reserve Tuesday after tearing ligaments in his ankle.

The Vikings also waived linebacker Devante Downs to create room for the returning players.

44 responses to “Vikings sign Marcus Sherels

  1. The Laquon Treadwell signing is a mystery to me. Here you have a guy who struggles to create separation and you have a QB who struggles to throw the ball consistently. Two wrongs do not make a right.

  2. “Sherels signed with the Vikings as an undrafted free agent in 2010 and remained with the team through last season. He signed with the Saints in March and was released after being placed on injured reserve in late August.”

    So the Vikes just signed a guy that is currently on the IR to replace a player they just put on the IR???

  3. Is the Vikings Special Teams coach Moron Maalouf going to comment on this move?

    Is Moron Maalouf allowed in the media room? Can someone please check for a pulse on Maalouf?

  4. @bobthebillsfan: Treadwell knows the playbook, can block in a run heavy offense, and play special teams. When you need an immediate 3-4th WR, this signing does make sense. Who would you sign? Anybody that can get separation, make plays down the field, and would make any difference is already on a team. Those guys are called first string starters.

  5. Sign whoever you want. It’s impossible to run on this Bears team so Dalvin Cook isn’t making a difference. Which means Cousins has to throw against that defense, and we all saw how that turned out (twice)

  6. conormacleod says:
    September 24, 2019 at 3:40 pm

    @bobthebillsfan: Treadwell knows the playbook, can block in a run heavy offense, and play special teams. When you need an immediate 3-4th WR, this signing does make sense. Who would you sign? Anybody that can get separation, make plays down the field, and would make any difference is already on a team. Those guys are called first string starters.
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    Not to mention they were already paying his salary so he’s essentially free.

  7. freefromwhatyouare says:
    September 24, 2019 at 3:37 pm

    Is the Vikings Special Teams coach Moron Maalouf going to comment on this move?

    Is Moron Maalouf allowed in the media room? Can someone please check for a pulse on Maalouf?
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    I have to ask — Why the animosity towards the Vikings special teams coordinator? Is it just hatred of all things Vikings and he was next on the checklist? This is a new level of obsession.

  8. Rob Brzezinski is a Magician says:
    September 24, 2019 at 3:57 pm

    Not to mention they were already paying his salary so he’s essentially free.

    +++++

    I’m beginning to see why they have such cap problems over there in Minnesota.

  9. Glad to hear that Sherels is back. He is like when Hester was for the bears. He will be huge for punt returns for the Vikings. Hope he gets a chance at kick offs.

  10. I’m a HUGE fan of how reliable Sherels was as a punt returner and how he almost NEVER took a negative play and always got good yardage. And rarely if every muffed a punt.

    But, really.. like “Hester”? At some point he was the most dangerous returner in the league.

    Sherels was never THAT good.

  11. They are signing guys who have played in and know the system, Marcus is a great signing, he gives the Vikes a lil depth in the defensive back field and will return punts. Why would you sign a guy a quarter of the way through the season who doesn’t know your system? You don’t it takes 2-3 weeks to even get acclimated. This is why they are signing these guys they are up to speed all ready. I suppose some of you knuckleheads think we should sign AB….lol

  12. highdimension2015 says:
    September 24, 2019 at 4:46 pm

    Marcus should get regular shots at returning punts, once Hughes and Alexander are fully back.
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    What does one thing have to do with the other? They didn’t sign him to play cornerback.

  13. Sherels was placed on IR by the Saints before the season started and later released with an injury settlement. He has since healed and because of the IR designation before the season started, he can now play. Bebe was good WR on offense, other than his inability to stay healthy, but a questionable punt returner. Sherels is steady eddy back there. As to Treadwell, he’s probably signed as much for his superior blocking ability as anything — Bebe was injured trying to block Burfect of all people.

  14. Sadly, the Vikings definitely missed Sherels. Beebe was struggling fielding punts when he was healthy. Sherels is not only very reliable but he also has big play ability and can help with field position. He’s a consummate professional.

  15. Seriously, why don’t the Vikings just go after AB?

    They’re already notorious for welcoming back a child abuser and giving him a raise for the inconvenience of his league mandated suspension.
    Would you really be sinking all that much lower by adding a possible rapist and known team killer to the mix?

    We already know that the fan base has no inner integrity or morals to oppose such a repulsive move.
    Just a thought.

  16. conormacleod says:
    September 24, 2019 at 6:45 pm
    Is Tokyo ever correct? Ever?

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    Probably twice as often as you are.

    Picked the Packers to be 3-0, said we’d have a much improved defense and that it would take time for the Packers to find rhythm offensively.

    Batting 1.000 right now.

  17. tokyosandblaster says:
    September 24, 2019 at 6:50 pm
    conormacleod says:
    September 24, 2019 at 6:45 pm
    Is Tokyo ever correct? Ever?

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    Probably twice as often as you are.

    Picked the Packers to be 3-0, said we’d have a much improved defense and that it would take time for the Packers to find rhythm offensively
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    I try to stay out of the trolling on both sides, but let’s not pretend you don’t pick the Packers to go 3-0 every year. You and the Packers were bound to get lucky one of these seasons.

  18. conormacleod says:
    September 24, 2019 at 3:25 pm
    So why was he placed on injured reserve by the Saints 3 weeks ago but can now play?
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    He was injured throughout Saints training camp, replaced by a rookie, and reached an injury settlement with them in late August.

  19. They’re already notorious for welcoming back a child abuser and giving him a raise for the inconvenience of his league mandated suspension.
    We already know that the fan base has no inner integrity or morals to oppose such a repulsive move.
    Just a thought.
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    Yikes….someone is cranky

  20. mnrasslinggovjesse says:
    September 24, 2019 at 5:02 pm
    “Welcome back to World Class, Marcus….”

    World Class third place…
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    Much like division winners, the Bears, third place belongs to the Packers until someone comes to take it.

  21. Rob Brzezinski is a Magician says:
    September 24, 2019 at 3:58

    I have to ask — Why the animosity towards the Vikings special teams coordinator? Is it just hatred of all things Vikings and he was next on the checklist? This is a new level of obsession.
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    It’s obvious the guy has nothing better to do but sit online and troll under his multiple names. It’s sad really.

  22. Wafflestomp says:
    September 24, 2019 at 6:38 pm
    Would you really be sinking all that much lower by adding a possible rapist
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    As a packers “owner” you’d be the expert considering you put Chmura in the team hall of fame:

  23. RMoss84HOF says:
    September 24, 2019 at 8:06 pm
    Wafflestomp says:
    September 24, 2019 at 6:38 pm
    Would you really be sinking all that much lower by adding a possible rapist
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    As a packers “owner” you’d be the expert considering you put Chmura in the team hall of fame:
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    The big difference here is the fact that Mark Chmura never raped anyone.
    And as I’ve said here many times, just look at the evidence that was entered in the case against him and you’d realize the same thing too.
    But Barneys gonna Barn!

  24. LOVE this signing! A sure handed punt returner that is a true pro and bleeds purple through and through. Happy he was still available to pick up. Abudulah was awful in preseason and camp. WElCOME HOME MARCUS!!!

  25. chickensalad43 says:
    September 24, 2019 at 3:56 pm
    Sign whoever you want. It’s impossible to run on this Bears team so Dalvin Cook isn’t making a difference. Which means Cousins has to throw against that defense, and we all saw how that turned out (twice)
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    And why is that? Because the Packers couldnt run in that snooze fest opening night? Because you shut down the 30th ranked Washington abomination? Royce Freeman and Phillip Lindsey went for 3.8/carry. Get read to eat that pride

  26. tokyosandblaster says:
    September 24, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    This is nearly the same exact team that went 8-7-1 last year.

    Except this year their defensive line isn’t as good.

    And their center is even worse.
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    Those are three incorrect statements, so I don’t see how you can be batting 1.000. #math

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