Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Stanford Routt Agrees to Contract with the Kansas City Chiefs
Former Oakland Raider Stanford Routt is staying in the AFC West. Routt has agreed to a 3 year, 19.6 million dollar contract to sign with the Kansas City Chiefs. Routt also had interest from Buffalo, Houston, Cincinnati, and Dallas. Routt signed a 5 year, riughly 54 million dollar contract with the Raiders just last season. Last year, Raiders corner Nnamdi Asomugha left in free agency, landing in Philadelphia. Routt, who had been the team's number 2 corner was expected to transition to the number 1 role. Routt was cut as one of the first moves of oakland's new ownership this offseason. Expect kansas City to let Brandon Carr walk in free agency. This move also ends the debate over who the Chiefs will place the franchise tag on, if they do at all. The debate had been between tagging Carr or star wide receiver Dwayne Bowe. Kansas City will still have a great tandem at cornerback going into next season. While Routt is 28 (Carr is only 25), he plays well in man coverage. San Diego did not get off lightly here as they will still have to face this superb duo at corner twice a year.