Chiefs Cut DeQuan Menzie


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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.