The Minnesota Vikings have signed DT Chigbo Anunoby, DE Leon Mackey and CB DeMarcus Van Dyke (pictured) to reserve / future contracts.
Chigbo Anunoby (chi-BOO an-uh-NO-bee) joins the Vikings as a reserve/future free agent signing. Anunoby, who entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with Indianapolis in 2012, spent the entire 2014 season on Tennessee's practice squad. In 2013, Anunoby went through training camp and the preseason with Washington before being released during final roster cuts. He played collegiately at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Ga. in 2010 and 2011 where he recorded 93 tackles, 19.0 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks, six forced fumbles and six fumble recoveries.
Leon Mackey signs his first NFL contract with the Minnesota Vikings after spending the 2014 season with the Arizona Rattlers of the Arena Football League. Mackey recorded a half sack in two regular season games with the Rattlers in 2014 before recording three sacks in the playoffs, helping the Rattlers to the ArenaBowl XXVII title. Mackey played two years at Texas Tech after two seasons at Hinds Community College in Raymond, Miss. In his final season at Texas Tech, Mackey earned All-Big 12 honorable mention.
DeMarcus Van Dyke joins the Vikings after stints with Oakland, Pittsburgh and Kansas City. Van Dyke, a 3rd-round pick in 2011 by the Oakland Raiders, has appeared in 25 career games, making four career starts. Van Dyke has recorded 10 tackles, one interception, four passes defensed and a fumble recovery in his NFL career. He spent the 2012 and 2013 seasons with Pittsburgh before going through training camp and the preseason with Kansas City in 2014. Van Dyke, a two-sport athlete at Miami (football and track), appeared in 50 games, starting 21, in four seasons.