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Marcus Sherels | Defensive Back | #35

Team: Minnesota Vikings
Age / DOB:  (30) / 9/30/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 175
College: Minnesota
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Vikings PR/CB Marcus Sherels suffered a broken rib in Week 11.
He missed the Thanksgiving Day game against the Lions and is in doubt for this Thursday night against Dallas. Adam Thielen returned punts last week. Wed, Nov 30, 2016 09:38:00 AM

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Vikings re-signed CB Marcus Sherels to a two-year contract.

Sherels took a visit with the Jets, but he opted to stay with the only NFL team he has ever known. He'll continue to help on special teams and return punts.
Fri, Mar 11, 2016 10:04:00 PM

Free agent CB Marcus Sherels will visit the Jets on Thursday.

He wasn't close to reaching a deal with the Vikings prior to the start of free agency. Sherels was mostly used on special teams last season, returning 34 punts for 311 yards and one touchdown. The Jets are in the market for a return man after cutting Antonio Cromartie and Jeremy Kerley earlier this offseason.
Wed, Mar 9, 2016 10:06:00 PM

Vikings re-signed CB Marcus Sherels to a two-year, $2.2 million contract.

He gets $500,000 guaranteed, including a $300,000 signing bonus. Sherels was entering restricted free agency. He's returned a punt for a touchdown in back-to-back seasons. Ideally, Sherels' defensive participation will go down under new coach Mike Zimmer. He's never been an effective cover man.
Fri, Mar 7, 2014 03:39:00 PM

Vikings re-signed exclusive rights free agent CB/PR Marcus Sherels to a one-year, $555,000 contract.

Sherels, 25, appeared in all 16 games as the Vikings' punt returner in 2012, but he played just 78 snaps on defense. He averaged 9.0 yards per return, and brought one 77 yards to the house.
Mon, Apr 22, 2013 09:00:00 PM

Vikings CB Marcus Sherels has won the team's primary punt return job.

Greg Camarillo will be Sherels' backup on punts, probably catching a few when the Vikings are backed up in their own zone. Sherels beat out Camarillo and Jaymar Johnson for the job. He's also the Vikings' No. 5 cornerback.
Wed, Sep 7, 2011 01:39:00 PM

CB Marcus Sherels and WR Jaymar Johnson are the front-runners for the Vikings' punt return job.

Sure-handed veteran Greg Camarillo could also be used for a fair catch deep in Vikings territory. Kick return jobs can be especially hard to predict because the primary candidates may be on the roster bubble, as is the case with all three players mentioned here.
Tue, Aug 30, 2011 06:11:00 PM

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