KANSAS CITY, MO - May 13: DeQuan Menzie #49 of the Kansas City Chiefs tosses a ball around during the Kansas City Chiefs Minicamp on May 13, 2012 at the Chiefs Training Facility in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Kyle Rivas/Getty Images)
Rookie minicamp is done and we already have an injury for a Kansas City Chiefs players. DeQuan Menzie, the Chiefs fifth round pick in the 2012 NFL Draft last month, had a hamstring injury which caused him to sit out practice on Sunday.
When asked about his injury issue, Menzie said, "Nothing, I had kind of a strain on my hamstring, but I'm good now. Just ready for OTAs to start."
Menzie says it's something he's been playing with "for a while."
Sounds like a minor issue. If you're going to have an injury, now's the time, rather than during the season. Menzie and the rest of the Chiefs draft picks will return for the rest of the offseason program the rest of the spring and summer.
Menzie's role with the Chiefs isn't totally defined right now and when he was asked about what position he'll play, he said, " A little bit of safety and stuff like that, but wherever they want to play me, that's out of my hands, it doesn't matter, I'll play anywhere."
When Romeo Crennel was asked about Menzie's position, he said, "We've talked to him about playing all three of those spots. I think the big thing is we want to take a look at him at safety as well to see how he picks up on that and if he can handle that. Then that will make a big determination about how we use him."
I'm pretty excited about Menzie, partially because I love defensive players that come out of Alabama. I think he could come into play quite a bit this year when the Chiefs play Peyton Manning and the Broncos, considering how Crennel has used safeties in the past when facing Manning.