Steelers Waive CB DeMarcus Van Dyke From Injured Reserve With A Settlement

The Pittsburgh Steelers made several transactions on Saturday as they trimmed their roster down to 53 players, but one insignificant move went unreported.

According to the official NFL transaction release from Friday, the Steelers waived cornerback DeMarcus Van Dyke from injured reserve with an injury settlement.

Van Dyke, who the Steelers signed last year at about this time, was waived injured last week with a hamstring injury that he suffered during training camp.

Depending on the terms of the settlement, the former third-round draft pick of the Oakland Raiders, can now begin looking for work once he is fully healthy, so there is a chance Van Dyke might find a home on a roster over the course of the season

Van Dyke is no longer eligible for a practice squad, so a team that signs him must keep him on their 53 man roster.

  • T R

    damn guess the upside for him turned upside down..

  • ScottB

    Fast, nothing else

  • Brendon Glad

    Dang, he must not want to be an NFL player much at all. Between he, Chris Rainey, and J. Dwyer, that’s a good chunk of talent wasted. Maybe they’ll figure it out someday. But I don’t know them personally, so I don’t really care if they do or don’t.

  • AndyR34

    Just goes to show that upside is not all that we think it is…sometimes it is totally irrelevant!

  • cencalsteeler

    I think fans got caught wearing Al Davis’ glasses with Van Dyke. Impressed with his speed, but not realizing there was not much talent there. And…if the Raiders let him go, that alone has to say something.

  • bgsteelfan

    I got in real hot water here for saying that the other day…

  • steeltown

    He might be 2 inches shorter than Van Dyke but we have another CB who is just as fast named Isaiah Green, that’s right and he actually stayed healthy through camp and showed some ability on Defense, not just on special teams

  • cencalsteeler

    Lets see what he can do on punt and kick returns. 4.29 speed.