Vikings Roster Spot Rarely Secure, Sherels Aims for 7th Year
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings will practice today at U.S. Bank Stadium, their new $1.1 billion home set to debut on Sunday for the preseason game against San Diego.
Rochester John Marshall graduate and former Gopher Marcus Sherels is beginning his 7th season in the NFL without the assurance he'll get a roster spot with the Vikings.
He long ago showed his sure-handedness as a punt returner after starting out in 2010 as an undrafted local invited to rookie camp on a tryout basis. Sherels doesn't acknowledge that he has any worries, however, saying it's the coaches' job to decide the roster with his lone job to "come in and compete."
Kickoff Sunday is set for noon.