METAIRIE, La. — The New Orleans Saints have agreed to a deal with longtime Minnesota Vikings punt returner Marcus Sherels, a supply verified.

The agreement was initially reported by the St. Paul Pioneer Press, which said it had been a oneyear thing. Terms have not been revealed.

Sherels, 3-1, was the Vikings’ primary punt returner for the previous eight years with a mean of 10.6 yards per return and a total of five touchdowns. He dropped 12.0 yards per punt return a year to finish in the NFL’s top five for the 3rd time within the previous six decades.

Sherels was likewise utilised as a kickoff returner sometimes. And he had been a backup corner back who started six games on shield early in the day in his career. Originally undrafted out at the University of Minnesota in 2010, Sherels was tied as a longest-tenured player on the team.

New Orleans, meanwhile, could utilize some punt-return help after ranking in the NFL’s underside 10 in that category each one of their previous two decades and allowing return expert Tommylee Lewis leave for that Detroit Lions in free agency. The Saints have also used vital offensive players Alvin Kamara along with Ted Ginn Jr. as punt returners.

Sherels also continues a trend this off season for the Saints, who have signed three prior Vikings in free agency (additionally running Latavius Murray and centre Nick Easton). That’s also to prior Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and prior Vikings fullback Zach Line, who united the Saints within the previous two decades.

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