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Vikings Sign Three More Players To Reserve/Future Deals

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I somehow managed to miss these over the past couple of days, but the Minnesota Vikings have signed three more players to Reserve/Future contracts.

The most recognizable name of the three players that were signed is cornerback DeMarcus Van Dyke, who was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the third round (#81 overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft out of the University of Miami. You'd probably guess that, having been drafted by the Raiders, he's got some speed, and you'd be right. At the 2011 Scouting Combine, van Dyke ran a 4.28-second 40-yard dash, which still stands as one of the top five times recorded at the Combine since they started timing electronically.

Van Dyke has decent size at 6'1" and around 190 pounds, but he only lasted one season with the Raiders. Since then, he's spent time with the Pittsburgh Steelers, as well as on the practice squad of the Kansas City Chiefs. We'll have to see if Mike Zimmer can work any sort of magic with him.

The other two names that were signed by the Vikings are less recognizable for most. They are former Texas Tech defensive end Leon Mackey and former Morehouse State defensive tackle Chigbo Anunoby. I don't have a whole lot to add about either of these particular players, but Arif has a decent look at the two of them over at Vikings Territory.

It looks like the Vikings are doing their best to add talent to the roster and (hopefully) make for some more interesting competition when we get to mini-camps and even into Training Camp. I'm not sure how much of an impact that Van Dyke, Mackey, or Anunoby can make, but the Vikings are going to give them every opportunity to do so.