The University of Alabama’s pro contingency got little smaller over the weekend as former All-American cornerback DeQuan Menzie apparently retired.

The Carolina Panthers released Menzie on Saturday, and on Sunday he tweeted the message “Officially done. …”

Beforehand, every starter from the 2011 Crimson Tide defense, which led the nation in each of the four major defensive statistical categories — pass-efficiency defense (83.69 rating), pass defense (111.46 yards per game), rushing defense (72.15), scoring defense (8.15 points), and total defense (183.62 yards per game) — was on an NFL roster for training camp.

Although he spent time with three different teams Menzie never played in an NFL game.

A fifth-round selection of the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2012 NFL Draft (No. 146 overall), Menzie spent his initial season on the injured reserve and was eventually released. He was picked up by the Detroit Lions in May 2013, but cut near the end of camp.

The Panthers signed Menzie in January. Former Crimson Tide safeties Roman Harper and Robert Lester remain on the Carolina roster.

Meanwhile, former Alabama tight end Brad Smelley, who had been on the Houston Texans roster as a fullback, was released to make room for other signees last week.
Alabama players in the pros (updated July 27)
NFL rosters must be trimmed to 75 players by Aug. 26, 53 players Aug. 30.

Javier Arenas, Atlanta Falcons, CB
Mark Barron, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, S
Deion Belue, Jacksonville Jaguars, CB
James Carpenter, Seattle Seahawks, G
Josh Chapman, Indianapolis Colts, NT
Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Green Bay Packers, S
Terrence Cody, Baltimore Ravens, DT (on physically unable to perform list)
Marcell Dareus, Buffalo Bills, DT
Brandon Deaderick, New Orleans Saints, DE
Quinton Dial, San Francisco 49ers, DT
D.J. Fluker, San Diego Chargers, T
Wallace Gilberry, Cincinnati Bengals, DE
Roman Harper, Carolina Panthers, S
Jerrell Harris, Denver Broncos, LB
Dont’a Hightower, New England Patriots, LB
Adrian Hubbard, Green Bay Packers, LB
Mark Ingram, New Orleans Saints, RB
Kareem Jackson, Houston Texans, CB
Jarret Johnson, San Diego Chargers, LB
Mike Johnson, Atlanta Falcons, G
Nico Johnson, Kansas City Chiefs, LB
Rashad Johnson, Arizona Cardinals, S
Barrett Jones, St. Louis Rams, OL
Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons, WR
Dre Kirkpatrick, Cincinnati Bengals, CB
Cyrus Kouandjio, Buffalo Bills, OL
Eddie Lacy, Green Bay Packers, RB
Robert Lester, Carolina Panthers, S
Cody Mandell, Dallas Cowboys, P
Evan Mathis, Philadelphia Eagles, G
A.J. McCarron, Cincinnati Bengals, QB (non-football injury list)
Rolando McClain, Dallas Cowboys, LB
Dee Milliner, New York Jets, CB
C.J. Mosley, Baltimore Ravens, LB
Kevin Norwood, Seattle Seahawks, WR
Jeoffrey Pagan, Houston Texans, DL
Trent Richardson, Indianapolis Colts, RB
DeMeco Ryans, Philadelphia Eagles, LB
Andre Smith, Cincinnati Bengals, T
Damion Square, Philadelphia Eagles, DL
Anthony Steen, Arizona Cardinals, OL
Ed Stinson, Arizona Cardinals, DE
Vinnie Sunseri, New Orleans Saints, S
Carson Tinker, Jacksonville Jaguars, LS
Courtney Upshaw, Baltimore Ravens, LB
Chance Warmack, Tennessee Titans, G
Jesse Williams, Seattle Seahawks, DT
Michael Williams, Detroit Lions, T
Team-by-team list with jersey numbers
Arizona Cardinals: Rashad Johnson, 26, S; Antony Steen 71, G; Ed Stinson, 72, DE
Atlanta Falcons: Javier Arenas, 28, CB; Mike Johnson, 79, G; Julio Jones, 11, WR
Baltimore Ravens: Terrence Cody, 62, DT; C.J Mosley, 57, LB; Courtney Upshaw, 91, LB
Buffalo Bills: Marcell Dareus, 99, DT; Cyrus Kouandjio, 71, T
Carolina Panthers: Roman Harper, 41, S; Robert Lester, 38, S
Chicago Bears: None
Cincinnati Bengals: Wallace Gilberry, 95, DL; Dre Kirkpatrick, 27, CB; A.J. McCarron, 5, QB; Andre Smith, 71, T
Cleveland Browns: None
Dallas Cowboys: Cody Mandell, 2, P; Rolando McClain, 55, LB
Denver Broncos: Jerrell Harris, 52, LB
Detroit Lions: Michael Williams, 89, T
Green Bay Packers: Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, 21, S; Adrian Hubbard, 49, LB; Eddie Lacy, 27, RB
Houston Texans: Kareem Jackson, 25, CB; Jeoffrey Pagan, 97, DL
Indianapolis Colts: Josh Chapman, 96, DT; Trent Richardson, 34, RB
Jacksonville Jaguars: Deion Belue, 43, CB; Carson Tinker, 46, LS
Kansas City Chiefs: Nico Johnson, 57, LB
Miami Dolphins: None
Minnesota Vikings: None
New England Patriots: Dont’a Hightower, 54, LB
New Orleans: Brandon Deaderick, 67, DL; Mark Ingram, 22, RB; Vinnie Sunseri, 43, S
New York Giants: None
New York Jets: Dee Milliner, 27, CB
Oakland Raiders: None
Philadelphia Eagles: Evan Mathis, 69, G; DeMeco Ryans, 59, LB; Damion Square, 77, DT
Pittsburgh Steelers: None
St. Louis Rams: Barrett Jones, 67, OL
San Diego Chargers: D.J. Fluker, 76, T; Jarret Johnson, 96, LB
San Francisco 49ers: Quinton Dial, 92, DL
Seattle Seahawks: James Carpenter, 77, T; Kevin Norwood, 81, WR; Jesse Williams, 90, DT
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Mark Barron, 23, S
Tennessee Titans: Chance Warmack, 70, G
Washington Redskins: None
Calgary Stampeders: Juwan Simpson, 12, LB
(Montreal Alouettes: Duron Carter, 89, WR)