SATURDAY, 8:30am: The defensive back all but confirmed the deal to Tomasson, noting his desire to stick in Minnesota.
“I’m really happy to be staying,” Sherels said. “This is a great organization and it’s a lot of fun playing here. I’m excited to get back to work.”
FRIDAY, 8:54pm: The Vikings and free agent cornerback Marcus Sherels have agreed to a two-year contract, according to Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press (Twitter link). Financial details are not yet available.
The 28-year-old drew interest from the Jets this week, but his new deal means he’ll stay in his native Minnesota. Sherels played college football at the University of Minnesota and has spent his entire NFL career with the Vikings. The 5-foot-10, 175-pounder signed with the Vikes as an undrafted free agent in 2010, and has since appeared in 81 regular-season games (six starts).
Sherels has impressively played 16-game regular seasons in five straight campaigns, mostly making his mark as a punt returner. Sherels has averaged over 10 yards per punt return on 148 tries, running three back for touchdowns (one last season).