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Marcus Sherels Sticking Around In Minnesota

Every NFL team has a player who has beaten the odds to make the roster, and with the Minnesota Vikings that's cornerback and special teams maven Marcus Sherels. Sherels went undrafted out of the University of Minnesota in 2010 but made the team in 2011. In 2012, he faced a host of corners who were highly drafted and came with more sterling reputations, but once again he made the squad.

"You've got to credit his tenacity," coach Leslie Frazier said. "He's one of those guys who's a little bit undersized, but he plays a lot bigger than he is. And he's a multipurpose guy. He does a good job for us on special teams."


Last season, Sherels had 23 tackles, including a sack of Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. He also totalled 277 punt return yards.

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