Vikings Sign 3 Undrafted Rookie Free Agents

Posted by Mike Wobschall on May 4, 2010 – 3:39 pm

After signing a pair of undrafted rookie free agents on Monday, the Vikings moved again on Tuesday to sign 3 more.  All 3 players have Minnesota ties.

Former University of Minnesota Golden Gophers Cedric McKinley and Marcus Sherels as well as former Minnesota State, Mankato player Adrian Battles impressed the Vikings enough during last weekend’s rookie minicamp to merit roster spots as the club moves forward through its offseason program.

McKinley is a 6-6. 282-pound DE who played 2 seasons for the Gophers after playing for one of the nation’s top junior college football programs at Mississippi Gulf Coast. Sherels is a 5-11, 165-pound CB who also has return capabilities on special teams.

Battles was an anchor on the Mavericks offensive line for 4 seasons, starting 43 of a possible 46 games. The OT also has good size at 6-3, 308 pounds.

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26 Responses to “Vikings Sign 3 Undrafted Rookie Free Agents”

  1. By Terrell on May 4, 2010 | Reply

    Rogers, 30, was killed in a single-vehicle wreck in College Park about 1:30 a.m. Monday, according to the Fulton County medical examiner. Rogers’ vehicle left the road and struck a power pole, the medical examiner’s office said.

    Rogers married his longtime sweetheart less than a month ago, friends said.

    An East Point native and St. Pius X grad, Rogers teamed with Greg Gathers to form one of the nation’s best defensive end tandems in 2000 and 2001, seasons that ended with Rogers earning second-team All-ACC honors.

    The Minnesota Vikings drafted Rogers in the sixth round in 2002 and converted him to linebacker. He had 34 tackles and two sacks as a rookie.

  2. By Zach P on May 4, 2010 | Reply

    Way to go Marcus! you got all of Rochester behind you, keep it up bro!

  3. By Ryan K on May 4, 2010 | Reply

    Congrats Marcus!!!…. Rochester and all of MN is cheerin for you!!!!

  4. By Lito on May 4, 2010 | Reply

    Marcus has good size. Allow him to compete and may the best man win. Go Vikiings!

  5. By "Auntie" Pam on May 4, 2010 | Reply

    Way to go, Marcus! Your Aunties couldn’t be more excited for you- Congratulations!

  6. By BRAXTON on May 4, 2010 | Reply


  7. By joe Fratto on May 4, 2010 | Reply

    Marcus, We are So Proud of You!!

  8. By benjamin sherels on May 4, 2010 | Reply

    yes i am so very proud of my son

  9. By boban jeftic on May 4, 2010 | Reply

    marcus i knew u could do it! future hall of famer

  10. By boban jeftic on May 4, 2010 | Reply

    ok one more post!! NFL son!!! marcus sherels babyyyy

  11. By Charles Jr on May 5, 2010 | Reply

    Congrats Cedric big ups to u man. U said u was gon make n now ur there let’s keep this show going.

  12. By Keith Robinson on May 5, 2010 | Reply

    Very proud of your Marcus, you never give up and are not only a great role model for all the young football players in Rochester, but all over the country. Xavier and I can’t wait to keep seeing you play the game you love.

  13. By Isaac on May 5, 2010 | Reply

    Congrats Marcus I hope you are with the vikings for a long time i hope to watch you play this fall

  14. By Marsha Garner on May 5, 2010 | Reply

    very very proud of u keep of the good work continue to put god frist n show up n show out

  15. By cronn on May 5, 2010 | Reply

    OT Battles has good size at 6-3, 308 pounds???? Mike, that’s pretty small for an NFL OT.

  16. By Asia Taylor on May 5, 2010 | Reply

    For Cronn, maybe if you spent less time on the net . . . You could do something with your life

  17. By Mark Thomas on May 5, 2010 | Reply

    Great job Cedric McKinnely

    I’m pulling for you everyday and I know you working hard everyday. Keep up the good work and keep GOD first.

  18. By Tijuana on May 5, 2010 | Reply

    Hey, what about Ryan Perrilloux??
    I hope we sign him, I really think
    he can be a great QB if he
    doesn’t get in trouble

  19. By Giwa on May 5, 2010 | Reply

    Marcus, You made it dude, now you gonna have to come back to rochester so we can chill!!!!

  20. By Marc on May 6, 2010 | Reply

    I’m tired of this team finding a way to lose every year I hope they fix stupidity issues, the coaches need to improve critical dumb penalty that cost us the playoff game was the coaches fault for lack of discipline on players. I see no reason why an all star roster like this can’t make it the superbowl. Its been a disappointment every year fans are tired of superbowl predictions its time to showcase it.

  21. By skiboy on May 6, 2010 | Reply

    I think it is great that the orginization is giving these guys a shot. I have longed for new blood with a tie to Minnesota. Look at what the Twins are doing with locking down Mauer (from a business perspective). Fans are coming out of the woodwork and are becoming more emotionally tied to the team. I was hoping that the Vikes would pick up Eric Decker (oh well). I think these free agent pickups are a step in the right direction. Now we just need the legislature to “get-r-done”. I was born a Vikings fan & I will die a Vikings fan. Players, coaches & even owners have and will come & go. We the “true” fans are the the constant. Never give up!

  22. By joe south on May 7, 2010 | Reply

    R.I.P. Rogers Vikings Forever

  23. By Mike Cofield on May 8, 2010 | Reply


  24. By expat53 on May 10, 2010 | Reply

    Maybe these guys make the practice squad or maybe even the roster. Maybe Favre will return, but one thing is obvious: The Pack will kick the Queens butts this year.

  25. By Snoogins on May 10, 2010 | Reply

    Go eat some smelly cheese and STFU expat53. The Vikes will OWN your sorry team AGAIN this year. These Packer fans love to troll on our site because it gets lonely living in the basement of your parents house…LOL!

  26. By Peter Henshaw on Feb 22, 2012 | Reply

    I remember watching Cedric McKinley play at the University of Minnesota. He was a pretty good player. Anyone know where he is now?

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