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Jets Free Agency Tracker: Marcus Sherels Re-Signs With Vikings

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The Jets brought free agent return man Marcus Sherels in for a visit, but he has decided to return to the Minnesota Vikings.

Cornerback Marcus Sherels will be back for a seventh season with the Vikings. Sherels agreed Friday to a two-year contract. He took a free-agent visit Thursday to the New York Jets and was able to reach a deal to re-sign with Minnesota not long after his return.

"I’m really happy to be staying," Sherels wrote in a text message to the Pioneer Press. "This is a great organization and it’s a lot of fun playing here. I’m excited to get back to work."

That's too bad. He could have been a good fit and improved the return game. I can appreciate Sherels returning to his former team, though. I can also appreciate the Jets not going overboard with money. Special teams generally have to be improved internally by developing cheap young players the way the Jets did during the Mike Westhoff years.