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Assuming he’s healthy, Sherels has ‘earned the job’ at punt returner

By dwetmore@1500espn.com

MANKATO, Minn. – Marcus Sherels wasn’t even wearing pads during the Vikings first preseason game, so he didn’t get to play in his first return to TCF Bank stadium.

The former Gopher has done enough in his three full seasons in the NFL to show special teams coordinator Mike Priefer he belongs on the team. Sherels played some cornerback last year due to injuries. He’s more known for his punt returns.

After Sherels sat out the first preseason game with a hamstring injury, Priefer didn’t hesitate to name him the punt returner — assuming he’s healthy.

“Well, a lot of it…

Source: 1500 ESPN Sportswire

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