Raiders CB Van Dyke Gets a Tough Intro to Playing CB in the NFL

DeMarcus Van Dyke got quite the introduction to the NFL. The rookie cornerback from Miami was lined up against Arizona superstar receiver Larry Fitzgerald on his first series of his exhibition debut and the Cardinals went right at him.

Van Dyke allowed a long completion to Fitzgerald on the first pass his way even though he did have tight coverage. He stayed with the five-time Pro Bowler on the next deep pass, leading to an incompletion.

But the debut got progressively worse after that with Van Dyke allowing an 18-yard touchdown to Stephen Williams late in the first half and several other completions to Arizona’s less accomplished receivers.

The Raiders are hoping for much steadier play this season from Van Dyke.


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