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DeMarcus Van Dyke

DeMarcus Van Dyke - #30 - CB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 1"/ 187 lbs.
Birthday 01/17/1989
Birthplace Miami, FL
College Miami (FL)
Years played 3
Drafted 2011, 3rd round, 17th pick by Raiders

Harrison fined $20,000 for late hit

Posted Nov. 04, 2010 @ 1:14 p.m. ET
Harrison was fined $20,000 for a late hit on Saints QB Drew Brees in Sunday night's loss. He hit Brees from behind after the QB had thrown a pass.

Steelers' pass defense giving ground

Posted Nov. 01, 2010 @ 7:42 p.m. ET
Through Sunday's games, the Steelers were allowing the eighth-most yards per game through the air.

Reports: 49ers claim rookie LB Gibson

Posted Nov. 01, 2010 @ 6:56 p.m. ET
The 49ers have claimed LB Thaddeus Gibson off waivers, according to multiple reports. The Steelers released their fourth-round draft pick on Saturday.

Steelers-Saints tops World Series in ratings

Posted Nov. 01, 2010 @ 11:01 a.m. ET
The battle of the NFL's last two champions received higher ratings than the battle of two teams looking to become baseball's champion.

Brees' nearly perfect second half leads Saints past Steelers

Posted Oct. 31, 2010 @ 11:52 p.m. ET
Drew Brees passed for 305 yards and two touchdowns and the New Orleans Saints defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 20-10 on Sunday night.

Steelers' Smith has proven difficult to replace in past seasons

Posted Oct. 31, 2010 @ 2:12 a.m. ET
Replacing DLE Aaron Smith, who is out indefinitely with a torn left triceps, has usually proven a difficult task for a Steelers defense that is the NFL's stoutest vs. the run.

Steelers promote DL McLendon, release LB Gibson

Posted Oct. 30, 2010 @ 7:37 p.m. ET
The Steelers signed DL Steve McLendon from their practice squad on Saturday and released rookie LB Thaddeus Gibson.

Steelers rookie Worilds showing promise

Posted Oct. 30, 2010 @ 12:49 p.m. ET
Developing more pass-rush moves will be necessary for Pittsburgh rookie OLB Jason Worilds, who coach Mike Tomlin says has "big-time room for growth," according to AFC North Whispers.

Week Seven games a 'good start' toward cleaner play

Posted Oct. 25, 2010 @ 1:18 p.m. ET
A week after multiple violent, helmet-to-helmet hits raised the ire of the NFL, the league praised its players for clean play on Sunday in Week Seven games.

Report: Steelers DE Smith (triceps) out for season

Posted Oct. 24, 2010 @ 5:50 p.m. ET
Steelers DE Aaron Smith will miss the remainder of the season after tearing his triceps muscle during the team's Week Seven victory vs. the Dolphins, according to NFL.com.

Steelers almost fumble game away, hold on for win over Dolphins

Posted Oct. 24, 2010 @ 4:50 p.m. ET
An officiating mistake negated Ben Roethlisberger's late fumble, and the Pittsburgh Steelers kicked the game-winning field goal on the next play Sunday. Jeff Reed made an 18-yarder with 2:30 left, allowing the Steelers to escape with a 23-22 ...

Ward says QBs deserve blame for hard hits

Posted Oct. 23, 2010 @ 1 p.m. ET
With his teammate James Harrison receiving media criticism all week for the hard hits he made in the Steelers' Week Six win over the Browns, Pittsburgh WR Hines Ward said some blame for the recent rise in helmet-to-helmet hits should ...

Will NFL's hitting video scare players straight?

Posted Oct. 21, 2010 @ 6:53 p.m. ET
In the NFL's new getting-tough-on-headhunters video campaign, league football operations head Ray Anderson dictates the difference between clean and dirty. Warning: The distinction is slight.

Steelers would like to ease Mendenhall's workload

Posted Oct. 21, 2010 @ 10:51 a.m. ET
Rashard Mendenhall has starred as the Steelers' featured back, but head coach Mike Tomlin doesn't want to overwork him.

Steelers OLB Harrison returns to practice

Posted Oct. 21, 2010 @ 10:05 a.m. ET
Steelers OLB James Harrison returned to the team's practice facility on Thursday, one day after contemplating retirement.

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Posted Dec. 16, 2012
Van Dyke left Sunday's game at Dallas after hurting his right shoulder on a special teams play.||||||| Van Dyke didn't return after getting hurt on the Steelers' first punt less than 2 minutes into the game trying to tackle returner Dwayne Harris.
Posted Sept. 03, 2012
The Oakland Raiders released 2011 third-round pick DeMarcus Van Dyke on Monday to make room for cornerback Joselio Hanson on the roster.||||||| The Raiders have now cut ties to both cornerbacks they drafted in 2011. They released fourth-rounder Chimdi Chekwa on Friday and then added him back to the practice squad. In fact, all six cornerbacks on the Raiders roster this season are new to the organization as part of a major overhaul in the secondary under new general manager Reggie McKenzie and coach Dennis Allen.

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