MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO/AP) — The Minnesota Vikings announced they have released cornerback Marcus Sherels from their roster.

Sherels joined the team in 2010, from out of a rookie tryout camp.

He was under contract with the team up through the previous season, reports say, but was not offered a contract going into the 2019 season. Until last month, when the Vikings re-signed him.

He was both a cornerback and punt return specialist who in his career owned a number of records for the Vikings, including the single-season punt return average, punt return yards per game, and punt return touchdowns in a season and in his career.

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