Report: Marcus Sherels Signs One-Year Deal To Return To Vikings

The former Gopher is a fan favorite

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.

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).

Sherels, 30, will return as the senior member of the Vikings’ cornerback group. The others include Xavier Rhodes (27), Trae Waynes (25), Mackensie Alexander (24), and Horace Richardson (24).

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.

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Sean Borman

Sean Borman is a writer with Minnesota roots that's still somehow an optimist. He was an intern with the Vikings during college and previously wrote for Rant Sports. You can find Sean on the golf course and on Twitter @SeanBoarMan.

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  1. I for one am happy to see him coming back ~ Now if he somehow gets beat out in training camp then so be it as long as its by someone who is better or just as good but younger and cheaper ~ I believe Sherels still has a few good years left in him and will once again prove tough to beat out for his roster spot ~