Hebert: Marcus Sherels is Saints clear-cut punt returner (1 Viewer)

By Kristian Garic | WWL

The competition for one roster spot is pretty much a done deal, according to “The Cajun Cannon” Bobby Hebert.

If you’ve listed to Hebert at all this offseason, you’ve probably heard him gripe about the Saints’ punt and kick return units. In the spring, New Orleans signed cornerback/return specialist Marcus Sherels during free agency with the goal of boosting performance at that position.

Last season, the Saints averaged 6 yards per punt return. Sherels averaged 12.

“That’s one less first down the Saints have to get. When it comes to hidden yardage, that’s the kind of stuff you look at” Hebert said after Tuesday’s practice.

Coach Sean Payton has done his best to insist there is a competition between Sherels, wide receivers Austin Carr and Cyril Grayson along with others. ...

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