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Vikings release Marcus Sherels

The reunion has come to an end

Philadelphia Eagles v Minnesota Vikings Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images

The reunion between the Minnesota Vikings and punt return specialist Marcus Sherels has already come to an end.

The team has announced that they have released Sherels, who they signed nearly a month ago.

Sherels signed a one-year deal with the New Orleans Saints during the offseason, but was placed on injured reserve and eventually waived. He re-signed with the Vikings on 24 September, and appeared in three games with the team in his second stint.

Sherels was a healthy scratch for Sunday’s contest against the Detroit Lions, with second-year cornerback Mike Hughes handling the punt return duties instead. With the injury to Adam Thielen, the Vikings are almost certainly going to be promoting a wide receiver from the practice squad before Thursday night’s game against the Washington Redskins, and it appears that this move is the precursor to that.

The team has not yet announced who will be taking Sherels’ spot on the roster.

Here’s hoping for the best for Marcus Sherels after being released by the Vikings again. He holds just about every significant punt return record in team history, and has really put together a solid career in the National Football League.