Report: Steelers To Sign CB DeMarcus Van Dyke

PFT is reporting via Twitter Thursday evening that the Pittsburgh Steelers will be signing cornerback DeMarcus Van Dyke, who was waived by the Oakland Raiders just a few days ago.

Van Dyke was originally drafted by the Raider in the 3rd round of the 2011 NFL Draft after playing his college football at the University of Miami. At the 2011 NFL combine Van Dyke reportedly ran a 4.28 40-yard dash, which tied him for the third-best ever.

The speedy corneback struggled during the preseason and he was beaten twice on deep passes in the game against the Arizona Cardinals and missed a tackle on a running play that resulted in a touchdown. During his rookie season, Van Dyke played in 14 games and started 4 of them. He recorded 13 tackles, 4 passes defended and one interception.

There is no word yet what the corresponding roster move will be, but it could involve rookie right guard David DeCastro being placed on the 8 week injured reserve list.

  • dgh57

    Not to impressed with this signing if it is true! I guess with the right coaching he may prove to be a good pickup. I heard he can get into a receivers hip pocket but has no ball awareness! Raiders didn’t show the patience for his play therefore they cut him.


  • SteelerDave

    I remember when Van Dyke climbed up the draft boards. The kid has a ton of talent and potential. If anyone can help coach him up into an NFL caliper starter it would be Lake. Very solid move by the Steelers.

  • JohnnyV1

    Just remember who coached Van Dyke last year……a guy named Mr Woodson. Who happened to play with a guy named Mr. Lake, for a few years. Some I’m sure some notes were exchanged. And you just knew Kevin Colbert has been waiting for the right time to play his put DeCastro on the temporary IR card.