DeQuan Menzie, Chiefs 2012 draft pick, tweets he has been released

Kyle Rivas

The Kansas City Chiefs have released defensive back and 2012 fifth round pick DeQuan Menzie, according to his Twitter account.

That's all she wrote for DeQuan Menzie, the KC Chiefs defensive back who was drafted just over a year ago. Menzie posted this message on Twitter this afternoon:

He confirmed in another tweet that he has indeed been released by the Chiefs. Just like that, he's gone. Menzie was the Chiefs fifth round pick last year but did not play in any games. He was slowed by a hamstring injury last offseason before the Chiefs placed him on IR before the start of the regular season. He didn't appear in a game for the Chiefs. I'm not sure what the status of his injury is.

Given the Chiefs free agent acquisition of Dunta Robinson and drafting Georgia defensive back Sanders Commings last month, Menzie would've been hard pressed to find regular playing time in the Chiefs secondary. Still, Menzie was young and played a large role on a big time college defense (Alabama). It's disappointing it didn't work out. Menzie's former teammate in the Alabama secondary, Javier Arenas, was traded earlier this month.

This is the 10th roster move for the Chiefs in the last 24 hours, after signing DL Risean Broussard, S Greg Castillo, DE Miguel Chavis, S Justin Glenn, RB Jordan Roberts and DB James Rogers and releasing FB Ryan D'Imperio, RB Nate Eachus and DB Jose Gumbs.

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