The Lions have released kicker Havard Rugland (HO-vahr ROOG-land) and cornerback Dequan Menzie.
Rugland became an Internet sensation after producing a YouTube video with a lot of quirky trick shots. The Lions signed the Norwegian in April 11 to give kicker David Akers some competition. Rugland, made each of his three field goals during the preseason.
A year ago, he was working...
Come on Lions, how are you going to cut Kickalicious?
The #Lions have released K Havard "Kickalicious" Rugland and CB DeQuan Menzie. They have three more cuts to make before 4 pm.
— Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) August 27, 2013
Matt Veldman DeQuan Menzie and Chaz Schilens three players fighting somewhat long odds to make the Lions’ 53-man roster have all had at least a taste of NFL life.
Schilens was a seventh-round pick in 2008 and has managed to survive for five seasons. Menzie a key contributor on powerful Alabama teams was a fifth-round pick in 2012 and spent his rookie season on IR. Veldman was...
The Detroit Lions added another cornerback to their roster today, claiming DeQuan Menzie off of waivers. He was a fifth round pick of the Kansas City Chiefs in 2012 and will attempt to latch on somewhere in the defensive secondary.
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When news spread on Wednesday that the Kansas City Chiefs had signed two more draft picks, Jeff Allen and DeQuan Menzie, that left only a pair of draftees from the teams most recent class without a contract. And that tells me things are changing within the Kingdom.