Raiders To Waive 2011 3rd Rounder DeMarcus Van Dyke, According To Report

Aug. 17, 2012; Glendale, AZ, USA; Arizona Cardinals wide receiver (10) DeMarco Sampson makes a leaping catch over Oakland Raiders cornerback (23) DeMarcus Van Dyke in the fourth quarter during a preseason game at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Cardinals defeated the Raiders 31-27. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE

The Raiders are waiving cornerback DeMarcus Van Dyke, according to a report. Van Dyke was selected in the third round of the 2011 NFL draft.

The Raiders are waiving cornerback DeMarcus Van Dyke, according to Mike Florio at ProFootballTalk.

Van Dyke was selected in the third round of the 2011 NFL Draft and started four games last year for the Raiders. Van Dyke was noted for logging the fastest 40-yard dash time at the 2011 Scouting Combine, a 4.28 that was the third-fastest of any time run at the Combine since 2000.

Speed, apparently, has no cache with new Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie the way it did with Al Davis. Saturday, the Raiders cut 2011 fourth-round cornerback Chimdi Chekwa. Chekwa was also noted for his speed; he ran a 4.40 at the 2011 Combine, and that was the third-best time among defensive backs.

Chekwa has since been added to the Raiders' practice squad.

Van Dyke was listed at second on the Raiders' depth chart at cornerback behind veteran Shawntae Spencer. Spencer only appeared in nine games last year for the 49ers and was cut in March.

For more on the Raiders, make sure to check out Silver and Black Pride.

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