Marcus Sherels laughed when I asked him if he knows how many times he's been cut in the court of public opinion in his career.

"I have no idea," he said. "You'd probably know better than me."

Let's see, he's been in the NFL six seasons so … six times.

It's become an annual part of Vikings training camp. Same thing every summer: This is the year Marcus Sherels gets cut by the Vikings.

And every training camp ends with Sherels' name listed on the final 53-man roster. It happened last year. And the year before. And the year before. And the year before.

The former Gopher just keeps sticking around. According to my colleague Mark Craig, Sherels is one of only five Vikings players who was on the team before 2011. That does not include quarterback Shaun Hill, who is in his second stint with the team. Sherels' longevity remains a great NFL success story considering his career started with only a rookie weekend tryout.

"It's kind of weird to think about, there's only five or six of us here from my first year, so it's pretty crazy," he said.

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