Chiefs

August 3, 2014

Chiefs sign DL Jairus Campbell, release CB David Van Dyke and FB James Baker

The Chiefs signed defensive lineman Jairus Campbell and released cornerback David Van Dyke and fullback James Baker on Sunday .

The Chiefs signed defensive lineman Jairus Campbell and released cornerback David Van Dyke and fullback James Baker on Sunday .

Campbell is a 6-foot-5, 296 pound defensive tackle who went undrafted out of Bowling Green in May. He started 13 games as a senior last season at Bowling Green, recording 33 tackles, 1 1/2 sacks and a quarterback hurry. He was released after a short stint with the Baltimore Ravens.

Van Dyke, who is 6 feet and 185 pounds, was signed as an undrafted free agent in May. During his senior season at Tennessee State, he had 58 tackles, six pass deflections and four interceptions. However, he has been plagued by a hamstring issue since organized team activities and has not been able to participate in training camp.

Baker, who is listed at 6 feet 2 and 228 pounds, was signed in May as a rookie free agent out of Idaho, where he played running back and led the Vandals in rushing last season with 617 yards and six touchdowns. However, he did not participate in training camp due to personal reasons and was placed on the reserve/did not report list shortly after camp began.

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