Chiefs Sign Former Steelers CB DeMarcus Van Dyke To A Futures Contract
Cornerback DeMarcus Van Dyke never panned out with the Pittsburgh Steelers and on Friday he signed a reserve/futures contract with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Van Dyke, who was originally drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the third round of the 2011 NFL Draft out of Miami, signed with the Steelers just prior to the start of the 2012 season following him being waived.
After appearing in nine games on special teams in 2012 with the Steelers, Van Dyke was placed on injured reserve with a shoulder injury that ultimately required surgery. This past season, Van Dyke severely injured his hamstring early on in training camp and ultimately was waived injured. After reverting back to the Steelers injured reserve list, Van Dyke was released in late August with an injury settlement.
Prior to the week 10 game against the Buffalo Bills, Van Dyke was signed back to the roster and ended up dressing for two games before being waived again to make room for offensive lineman Eric Snow.
Van Dyke never played a snap on defense for the Steelers and being as he is no longer practice squad eligible, his NFL career might be over should he not make a 53 man roster in 2014.