DeMarcus Van Dyke DB MIN Oct 22 '79

Chiefs signed CB Demarcus Van Dyke, LB Jordan Campbell, and DT Dominique Hamilton to reserve/future contracts.

Van Dyke appeared in two games with the Steelers this season on special teams. He ran a 4.28 forty-yard dash at the 2011 combine and will compete for a roster spot. Campbell is an undrafted free agent out of D-II New Mexico.

DeMarcus Van Dyke DB MIN Aug 16 '79

Steelers re-signed CB Demarcus Van Dyke.

Van Dyke was waived by the Steelers after sustaining a serious hamstring injury during training camp. He's back now as depth while Ike Taylor nurses a concussion.

DeMarcus Van Dyke DB MIN Jun 06 '79

Steelers waived/injured CB Demarcus Van Dyke.

The burner out of Miami suffered a severe hamstring injury early in training camp and wasn't going to play early in the season. "DVD" can spend all of 2013 on injured reserve and return to compete for a roster spot in 2014.

DeMarcus Van Dyke DB MIN May 14 '79

Steelers CB Demarcus Van Dyke is dealing with a "significant" hamstring injury.

Van Dyke ran a 4.28 forty at the 2011 Combine and was an Al Davis special in Oakland, but he didn't play a single defensive snap last season in Pittsburgh. He's no more than the No. 5 corner in Pittsburgh and is fighting for a roster spot.

DeMarcus Van Dyke DB MIN Oct 11 '78

Steelers CB Demarcus Van Dyke required reconstructive surgery on his shoulder after his Week 14 injury.

Signed just after the start of the season after being waived by Oakland, Van Dyke appeared in nine games with Pittsburgh as primarily a special teamer and deep-reserve corner. He's scheduled for exclusive rights free agency and will compete for a roster spot in 2013 training camp if tendered by the club.

DeMarcus Van Dyke DB MIN Sep 28 '78

Steelers placed CB Demarcus Van Dyke on injured reserve, ending his season.

Van Dyke dislocated his shoulder against the Chargers in Week 14. His second NFL season ends with just three tackles during extremely limited playing time in nine games.

DeMarcus Van Dyke DB MIN Jun 18 '78

Steelers agreed to terms with CB Demarcus Van Dyke.

The fastest player at the 2011 Combine with a forty time for 4.28, Van Dyke surprisingly went unclaimed on waivers early this week. We suspect it was because no team wanted to guarantee his the salary from his rookie deal. Although Van Dyke's coverage was inconsistent, he showed flashes of potential as a first-year player. Former Steelers great Rod Woodson may have given "DVD" a good review after coaching Raiders cornerbacks last season.

DeMarcus Van Dyke DB MIN Jun 14 '78

Raiders waived CB Demarcus Van Dyke.

The move clears a spot Joselio Hanson. An Al Davis special, "DVD" ran a 4.28 in the 40-yard dash at last year's Combine, but was spotty in coverage, and mostly utilized at nickel back. He was far from a disaster, however, so it's still a surprising move. The steadier and more experienced Hanson will replace Van Dyke in the slot, further signaling Oakland's sea change in philosophy since the passing of its long-time owner Davis. Van Dyke's youth and athleticism should land him a new job within the week.

DeMarcus Van Dyke DB MIN May 13 '78

Second-year CB Demarcus Van Dyke has reportedly been the "biggest surprise" of Raiders camp thus far.

Van Dyke held his own in four spot starts as a rookie, but it sounds like he's taking his game to the next level in year two. Van Dyke is long and runs well, and he could end up pushing for penciled-in RCB Shawntae Spencer's starting job.