The Chiefs have waived defensive back DeQuan Menzie, their fifth-round pick in the 2012 draft, the NFL disclosed in its Tuesday transaction log.
Menzie, 23, did not appear in a regular-season game as a rookie. After dealing with a hip flexor injury during the summer, he was placed on injured reserve in August. Since Menzie was drafted last April, the Chiefs have made changes at head coach, general manager and defensive coordinator.
Menzie (5-11, 204) could appeal to clubs either as a cornerback — the position he played at Alabama — or as a safety.
Also on Tuesday, the Chiefs disclosed they had released offensive lineman Luke Patterson. The transaction was noted on their website, and according to the Associated Press, head coach Andy Reid mentioned the departures of Patterson and Menzie during his Tuesday press conference. Patterson spent most of the 2012 season on Kansas City’s practice squad injured reserve list.
In addition, the Chiefs claimed offensive tackle Matt Reynolds on waivers from the Eagles and defensive back Buddy Jackson on waivers from the Giants. Reynolds was on the Eagles’ practice squad a season ago when the club was coached by Reid. The Chiefs’ waiver claims were reported by the NFL Tuesday.