The Vikings have signed return specialist and defensive back Marcus Sherels to replace Chad Beebe in punt return duties. Sherels left the Vikings this off-season and signed with the New Orleans Saints, who would cut him before the season with an injury designation.
Sherels holds 6 Vikings’ records for special teams including:
- Highest average yards per punt return: 15.2
- Most punt return yards in a game: 119
- Punt return TDs in a season: 2
- Punt return TDs in a career: 5
- 1st Vikings’ player to have multiple games with more than 100 punt return yards: 2 games
- Most special teams TDs: 5 (Tied with Percy Harvin and Cordarrelle Patterson)
To make room for Sherels and Treadwell’s returns, the Vikings have cut Devante Downs and placed Chad Beebe on IR.