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Survivor Marcus Sherels seeing his opportunities expand on defense

By akrammer@1500espn.com

MINNEAPOLIS — Marcus Sherels made three defenders miss with a trio of shifty cuts en route to a 32-yard punt return in Saturday’s 30-28 win against the Arizona Cardinals.

Sherels, 26, has had to fight for his job – typically by impressing on returns – during every preseason since he joined the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent in 2010. But entering his fifth season, Sherels has seen his role expand on defense as Mike Zimmer continues to feel out starters for the defensive secondary.

“We played him more with Shaun Prater getting hurt…and we had [Josh]…

Source: 1500 ESPN Sportswire

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