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Chiefs Cut DeQuan Menzie


The Kansas City Chiefs have cut former Alabama CB DeQuan Menzie.

Menzie is the latest Scott Pioli-drafted Alabama CB to bite the dust. Recently, the Chiefs also traded CB Javier Arenas to the Arizona Cardinals.

The Chiefs haven’t announced the deal yet but the news comes from Menzie’s twitter account.

I don’t get this move at all. Then again, I didn’t understand the Arenas trade either.

The Chiefs selected Menzie in the fifth round of the 2012 NFL Draft. The guy never even played a regular season down for the team, as he was placed on IR before the season started last year.

Unless Menzie has some unresolved injury issue, I can’t understand why the Chiefs wouldn’t at least bring him to camp. As a fifth round pick, he wasn’t exactly eating into the team’s salary cap.

The Chiefs are set for starters at CB with Brandon Flowers, Dunta Robinson and Sean Smith. But what about behind those players?

Flowers and Smith are still in their primes but Robinson just turned 31 years old. The Chiefs drafted Sanders Commings but they have said they plan to play him at safety and the former Georgia Bulldog is no more or less proven at the NFL level than Menzie.

The Chiefs just signed six players that participated in their rookie minicamp on a tryout basis. I find it hard to believe that all six of those players have a better shot at making the team than Menzie.

I know that Reid and Dorsey want to get their own guys but it is hard to see the Chiefs cutting draft picks. Like I said, there might be a good reason for this but right now it doesn’t seem to me that Menzie got a fair chance in KC.

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  • 58dtrip

    This should wake this team up anybody cold be next

    • Canad-Ian

      Yes.. if Menzie can be cut anybody can be cut.

  • dakotachief

    I think often times the moves that don’t make sense to us are the moves where we only have the media’s perspective of the player. is there a lasting injury, is he a locker room cancer, did he ask to be released as he saw the writing on the wall, is this a wake up call for the team. as a coach I guess i would rather have players that are pro blank canvasses than back up with bad habits that I have to spend extra time un coaching before I can coach. Or a player who i cant coach because he is injured and taking up salary space. My guess is that after camp there will be plenty of replacements available on the waiver wire who have a chip on their shoulder and something to prove. Just my 2 cents.

    • KCPauly

      As far as un coaching players, he was a defense guy and that is what Romeo was actually good at so I don’t think that holds much water, but maybe the injury thing…who knows?…Go Chiefs!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Da Menace

      Where are you from, I’m originally from S.F. SoDak? I coach as well and let me say its good to see another Chiefs fan up north here!

      • dakotachief

        Rapid city

        • Da Menace

          Cheers to you, a lot of Donk fans west river..

    • berttheclock

      Great thing about the waiver wire for most of the upcoming season is the Chiefs will have first dibs. Already, Dorsey has picked up two today.

  • ArrowFan

    There must be an issue there.

  • berttheclock

    Interesting that the very next DB taken in that 5th round went on the PUP list for the Lions. At least the OT who was selected by Reid at Philly and a few spots lower ended up playing in 10 games.

  • BigGil

    Maybe R&D just don’t care for Bama’s Star players…

    • berttheclock

      Considering their Green Bay ties, I wonder what they would think of a clone of Bart Starr who happened to be one of ‘Bama’s finest. However, it did not stop them from drafting Nico Johnson.

      • mnelson52

        It’s not a Bama thing, it’s a Pioli thing

  • tm1946

    The slicing and dicing of Pioli’s ‘got to have” guys continue.

  • Jim Harper

    So many people think they are inside R&D’s heads when in truth nobody is. Wait for it to play out and it will all make sense. Albert even said today that he said things he should not have said, but now is completely on board and trusts Reid. Several were interviewed today and I have never seen this team so excited before. Go Chiefs

  • Danny W

    Must be clearing up cap room for more bodies.

  • scomstock55

    yeah…I was a bit bewildered too….it must be an injury thing…if not, why not keep him around until camp is over at least?

    • mnelson52

      Just being good will not keep you on the team if your one of Pioli’s hires. You have to be above average or they’re trying to replace you with one of their own choices even if they are just equal.to who they want to release.