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Former Gophers Digging for Opportunity

LB Mike Sherels (Jim Mone/AP)

Two former Gophers were among more than a dozen local rookies looking to turn their weekend tryout with the Vikings into a contract. See what running back Amir Pinnix and linebacker Mike Sherels had to say about the opportunity.

The Vikings are getting their first hands-on evaluations of a number of rookies this weekend, and two University of Minnesota products are among them. Running back Amir Pinnix and linebacker Mike Sherels are among about at least a dozen rookies practicing this weekend with the Vikings on a tryout basis. "I jumped at the chance," said Sherels, who was a second-team all-state selection in high...

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