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Vikings keep Heinicke as No. 3 QB, Sherels again as CB, PR

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Vikings have kept undrafted rookie Taylor Heinicke as their third quarterback and underdog cornerback Marcus Sherels for the fifth straight season. The NFL's roster reduction deadline for the regular season was Saturday, when the Vikings acquired offensive lineman Jeremiah Sirles in a trade with San Diego and released 22 players to reach the 53-player...
Via AP on Fox
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Underdog Sherels solidifying his role with Vikings

EDEN PRAIRIE -- Every year, Marcus Sherels shows up to Minnesota Vikings training camp with his roster status firmly on the bubble. He's a 5-foot-10 cornerback in a league full of 6-foot-3 receivers. He was an undrafted free agent who made the team on a tryout in a league that caters to high draft picks. And every time the Vikings announce a round of cuts during the preseason, the...
Via AP on Fox
September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Is This Marcus Sherels' Last Camp with the Vikings?

Back in April, Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer was asked if he felt better about the height of rookie cornerback Trae Waynes after the division rival Chicago Bears used their first round selection on West Virginia wide receiver Kevin White. Zimmer's response was pretty straightforward."You can probably write it down that we're not going to take any 5'9" corners here," Zimmer...
Via Pro Football Spot
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Ten Vikings Who Could be on the Bubble | #2 Marcus Sherels

Sherels has been a good story since signing as an undrafted free agent in 2010 out of Minnesota. He has offered some above average punt return skills and at times helped fill in at cornerback. His stock took a big hit when Minnesota drafted Stefon Diggs in round 5 of the 2015 NFL Draft. Diggs not only offers depth at receiver but also is a playmaking punt returner. With Sherels...
Via DraftSeason
July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Is Marcus Sherels of the Minnesota Vikings a top ten punt returner in the NFL?

The last time we talked about the best kick returners in the NFL it was back in October, when Devin Hester of the Atlanta Falcons took home the number one spot in our power rankings. This time I mixed it up by separating punt returners from the herd and ranking the top ten based exclusively on punts. To determine the rankings I used a combination of traditional stats plus an extra...
Via cover32 - Vikings
December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings Taking Care of Their Own Before Free Agency

Free agency is only days away but you can cross 2 Viking free agents off the list. Minnesota re-signed 2 players on Friday, cornerback and punt returner Marcus Sherels (2 yrs) and maybe even a bigger signing veteran quarterback Matt Cassel (2 yrs/$10 mil). Sherels was a top punt returner in the NFL last year and adds quality depth at the cornerback position. Keeping Sherels will...
Via DraftSeason
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings re-sign restricted free agent Sherels

The Minnesota Vikings are still clearing about business before free agency talks begin Saturday. A day after Minnesota released defensive tackle Letroy Guion and Greg Childs, the Vikings announced they have re-signed cornerback and punt returner Marcus Sherels, who was set to become a restricted free agent. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Sherels, 26, started three games at...
Via Fox Sports North
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings Re-Sign CB Marcus Sherels

  The Minnesota Vikings announced that they have re-signed CB Marcus Sherels on Friday. The #Vikings have re-signed CB Marcus Sherels. — Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) March 7, 2014   Sherels, 26, signed with the Vikings as an undrafted free agent back in the 2010 He played in all 16 of the Vikings games last season and contributed 47...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings Could Have A New Contract In Place For CB Marcus Sherels Before Free Agency

Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press spoke with the agent for Vikings CB Marcus Sherels who told him that he’s “optimistic” they will be able to reach an agreement on a new contract before the start of free agency. Sherels, 26, will be a restricted free agent in the coming weeks, but it appears as though the Vikings have plans to bring him back for at least next...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

5 Vikings to Watch Vs. Eagles

The Vikings second to last game ever in the Metrodome takes place this Sunday afternoon and here our five players to watch for in that game. 5. Marcus Sherels Marcus Sherels has just been solid for the Vikings this season.  He often comes in off the bench during a game, and steps right in without missing a beat.  Sherels is rarely out of position and is a sure tackler.  He has...
Via DraftSeason
December 15, 2013  |  Discuss

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