Vikings PR Sherels downgraded to out vs. Jaguars

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota Vikings punt returner Marcus Sherels has been downgraded to out for the game against Jacksonville on Sunday.

Sherels was initially designated as questionable on Friday with a rib injury. He has missed four games with injuries, taking one of the team's biggest special teams threats away. But the Vikings (6-6) announced on Saturday that Sherels would not be able to play in Jacksonville.

Adam Thielen filled in for Sherels at punt returner against Dallas and had a costly fumble deep in their own territory that led to a Cowboys touchdown.

The Vikings also said backup linebacker Edmond Robinson was downgraded to out after being listed as questionable.

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