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Vikings: Punt returner job down to Sherels, Wright

The No. 1 punter returner for the Vikings is still undecided as special teams coordinator Mike Priefer weighs his options. The battle is between former Gophers star Marcus Sherels and rookie Jarius Wright. The final decision will be made after the preseason finale against Houston.
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