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Lions awarded DB DeQuan Menzie on waivers

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The Lions were awarded defensive back DeQuan Menzie on waivers from Kansas City on Wednesday. The move was disclosed in the NFL’s transactions.

The 23-year-old Menzie was a fifth-round pick of the Chiefs in the 2012 draft. He spent last season on injured reserve with a hip flexor injury.

Menzie (5-11, 202) may have the ability to play multiple positions. He was a cornerback at Alabama, and the Chiefs tried him at safety. Menzie also played nickelback for the Crimson Tide.

The Lions have addressed their defensive backfield throughout the offseason. They signed safety Glover Quin and veteran cornerback Ronald Bartell in free agency, and they drafted cornerback Darius Slay in the second round. Also, the Lions re-signed cornerback Chris Houston and safety Louis Delmas. The Lions struggled with injuries in the secondary a season ago, so it is logical they would continue to add to their options on the back end of the defense.

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7 Responses to “Lions awarded DB DeQuan Menzie on waivers”
  1. gokupantera101 says: May 15, 2013 6:03 PM

    Good we need lots of backup!!

  2. lks311 says: May 15, 2013 6:30 PM

    I hate to pop my collar (actually I don’t), but I called this one two days ago.

    Nice pick-up. 2013 will remind Lions fans a lot like 2009, when Detroit had first refusal. There will be a lot of names coming and going during training camp.

  3. noeffinway says: May 15, 2013 8:57 PM

    Nice piece, Mr. Wilkening. It’s refreshing to read a post that doesn’t contain slams and digs. Well done!

  4. footballfather says: May 15, 2013 9:57 PM

    They signed Bartell during the season last year, not the offseason.

  5. slickster35 says: May 16, 2013 12:09 AM

    Still not sure what this kid can be. We gave up on him too soon to know. I know I had hope of finding out.

  6. jay dunton says: May 16, 2013 5:56 AM

    Coached by nick saban, we never really got a chance to see this kids skills missing last season due to injury…I like this pickup

  7. jomochiefsfan84 says: May 16, 2013 9:39 PM

    Every chiefs defensive player cut is sure to get signed by the lions Gunther can’t get enough of the scraps we leave left behind

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