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The Vikings bring back some familiar faces

The Vikings bring back some familiar faces

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By:Preet Shah

The Minnesota Vikings have re-signed their former 2016 first-round pick Laquon Treadwell and former cornerback and punt returner Marcus Sherels. These two moves correspond with Chad Beebe going to the injured reserve after he had suffered torn ligaments in his ankle during the third quarter of last Sunday's win against the Raiders, along with linebacker Devante Downs being waived. The Treadwell signing comes on the back of two of the five wide receivers in Doctson and Beebe ending up on the injured reserve. Likely, Treadwell's familiarity with the offensive playbook under the new Stefanski-Kubiak regime gave him an edge over other former receivers like Aldrick Robinson. It should be interesting to see how Treadwell is utilized differently under the new offensive regime and how much play he will get in his second stint with the team. The signing of Sherels seems to be primarily for him to take over the punt return duties as Chad Beebe will miss a significant amount of time on the IR. This could also be an underrated move at cornerback as he already has years of continuity and familiarity with the Zimmer defense and he should prove to be much-needed aid to a secondary which was wearing a bit thin with the injury of Mackensie Alexander likely keeping him sidelined for a few more weeks and Holton Hill still being suspended for 5 more weeks. Thank you for reading and as always, Skol.