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Minnesota Vikings cornerback Marcus Sherels (35) during the game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. The Vikings and Packers tied 26-26. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota Vikings re-sign Marcus Sherels


The Minnesota Vikings biggest need this offseason is at the quarterback position, but upgrading at cornerback is just as important for Rick Spielman and the Vikes this March. Guys like Alterraun Verner will likely be prime targets, and I could see the Vikings adding two new CBs this offseason to add to last year’s first-round pick Xavier Rhodes. Chris Cook is unlikely to return after a very poor 2013 campaign, but the Vikings will bring one impending free agent CB back.

According to the Vikings official Twitter account, the team has re-signed Sherels, but any terms of the deal have not been disclosed yet. The 26-year-old Minnesota product returned a punt for a touchdown, and he also had 47 tackles and seven passes defended in the most productive season of his career. He’s clearly best-suited to continue his role as a bottom-of-the-depth=chart corner, but Sherels is a decent enough No. 5 option and deserved to come back on the cheap.

This re-signing will be a trivial note, as the Vikings will make some real moves at the cornerback position later on this month. Even though Sherels put up some nice-looking stats, he’s a very poor CB and a tremendous liability in coverage who cannot be higher than fourth on the depth chart unless if he makes significant strides.


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  • Ken Tomlin

    Agree with what you said. He’s a decent enough CB, but an above average punt returner. That’s where his value lies, and probably one of the main factors in his return. No problem with this move.

    • http://www.musketfire.com/ Joe Soriano

      Yup, the Vikings have some great special teams thanks to Patterson and Sherels, and they don’t need to get thinner at CB either.