Ron Rivera: De’Quan Menzie is retiring

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The Panthers waived defensive back De’Quan Menzie on Saturday.

And now, it appears the third-year pro could be electing to end his career.

According to Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer, Panthers head coach Ron Rivera indicated Sunday that the 24-year-old Menzie was retiring.

Menzie’s verified Twitter account had the following post Sunday: “Officially done….”

An Alabama product, Menzie (5-11, 200) was a fifth-round selection of Kansas City in 2012. He spent his rookie season on injured reserve (hip flexor). After being waived by Kansas City in May 2013, Menzie had a brief stint with Detroit before being waived in August 2013. The Panthers signed Menzie to a futures contract in January 2014.

17 responses to “Ron Rivera: De’Quan Menzie is retiring

  1. We hardly knew ye…good luck in retirement and now we know why Carolina signed another scrub d efensive back today. Signing two camp bodies in one day….now that is progress folks. As we all know…Gettleman has a plan….to go 4-12 in 2014.

  2. Don’t the players normally announce their retirement? Why does it seem others have been doing the announcements lately?

  3. I was just wondering the same thing. Reid announced some 3rd string TEs retirement in kc a day or two ago. Do scrub players not even get the courtesy of making their own announcements? Not to mention it is training camp and I would think these HCs have plenty else to do of greater importance this time of year.

  4. The Pittsburgh Steelers are the reason you can enjoy football today. This is what we built. We are the NFL. We are football. We are God's team. says:

    LOL, typical…

  5. Retirement is for successful athletes and for old people who don’t have to work anymore. Quitting is the word for people who end one job and need to start another

  6. Bassplucker it clearly says he posted on his twitter account “officially done” just because he reported what Ron said doesn’t mean he didn’t make his own annocment.

  7. At least he tried. Hope he has good success somewhere else and saved his NFL money. Got a jump start on investments.

  8. Sick of people saying they’ve retired as if they’ve accomplished something. No, you’re just leaving because you’re unwanted and hope to do something else.

  9. …………and he will end his retirement once he realizes what the alternatives are not video games.

    Having an actual job and ‘working’ at it 40 (ish) hours a week sucks.

    Get your arse in shape and play a game for huge $. Dingbat!

  10. Drafted April 2012
    IR for the 2012 season(April 2012 – May 2013 is 14 months) = one year
    May 2013 – August 2013 (4 months) = two years?
    Jan 2014 – July 2014 (7 months) = three years?

    And he wasn’t even on a roster for 11 of his 36 months as a “three year pro”. I need PFT to count my seniority at work.

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