Sherels returned a punt return 65 yards for a touchdown in Sunday's win over Chicago. He had three punt returns overall for an average of 25.7 yardes. Sherels has just four tackles this season as his duties have been limited to punt returns and special teams. He'll be used as a defensive back only as a deep reserve.
Vikings cornerback Marcus Sherels had two punt returns for an average of 9 yards and also returned a blocked kick 44 yards in Monday's loss at San Francisco. It looked like Sherels had a chance to score a touchdown after picking up a blocked kick, but he was tackled at the 26-yard line. Sherels will be Minnesota's punt returner and reserve defensive back. He didn't play a snap on defense Monday.
Vikings punt returner Marcus Sherels was shaken up on a punt after taking a shot from a Rams player Sunday. The trainers looked at Sherels' side, but the team soon announced that he would return to action. The returner has yet to receive an opportunity to bring one back in the first half.
The Vikings have announced they have re-signed cornerback and punt returner Marcus Sherels. In 2013, Sherels appeared in all 16 games and started a career-high four contests. Sherels set the Vikings single-season record with a punt return average of 15.2 yards per return, ranking second in the NFL. His two career punt return touchdowns are tied for most in Vikings history.
Vikings CB Chris Cook, LB Larry Dean, DT Fred Evans, FB Jerome Felton, OL Brandon Fusco, CB Marcus Sherels and S Harrison Smith have been ruled probable Week 17. Evans was the only player who was limited in practice Friday. The other six were able to participate in full practice.