According to multiple sources and first reported by Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press, CB/KR Marcus Sherels plans to re-sign with the Minnesota Vikings on a one-year deal.
Source tells me Marcus Sherels has re-signed with the #Vikings on a one-year contract.
— Chris Tomasson (@christomasson) March 28, 2018
The former University of Minnesota Golden Gopher originally joined the Vikings as an undrafted free agent in 2010. Over the course of eight seasons Sherels has appeared in 108 games, predominately on special teams.
Sherels is the most prolific punt returner in Vikings history. He’s amassed 2,171 punt return yards and five punts returned for touchdown — both team records. With a 15.2-yard average in 2013 he boasts the team’s highest single-season punt return average. He also holds the mark for most punt return yards in a single game (119 on October 21, 2013).
In-house free agents
While the Vikings have little-to-no interest in retaining receiver Michael Floyd or running back Bishop Sankey, Minnesota has reportedly shown interest in bringing back 39 year-old cornerback Terence Newman.