Reports indicate that Rochester native and John Marshall High School graduate Marcus Sherels has decided to leave the Vikings and sign a one-year deal with the New Orleans Saints.

According to Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press, Marcus Sherels has decided to sign a one-year deal with the Saints, in an attempt to win a Super Bowl.


Sherels was among one of the longest-tenured players on the Vikings. Sherels joined the squad in 2010 after being undrafted out of the University of Minnesota. Sherels and Everson Griffen both joined the team in 2010.

Sherels has been one of the top punt returners in the league, averaging around 12 yards per return last season, with a career of 10.8 yards per returns. He also has five career punt-returns for touchdowns.

The Vikings will miss the sure-handed Sherles but will look for Ameer Abdullah or Mike Hughes to return punts next season for Minnesota.

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