Around the NFL: Former Raiders CB Stanford Routt agrees to sign with Chiefs


A cornerback that was sought after much like former teammate Nnamdi Asomugha was last season, former Oakland Raiders Stanford Routt has found a home with the Kansas City Chiefs.

ESPN is reporting that Routt has reached an agreement with the Chiefs in an effort to improve their secondary.  The agreement is for three years with $6.5 million guaranteed.  Routt will earn $11 million for the season.

The Raiders had released Routt after they had previously signed him to a three year $31.5 million dollar deal that puzzled some as to why he was let go after signing that big of a deal not so long ago.

Ironicaly, Chiefs cornerback Brandon Carr may be hitting the market since the team may not be able to keep him with a nice sized contract that he will want.  Teams in need of secondary help will surely jump on the chance to snag him.

ESPN also reported that The Tennessee Titans and Minnesota Vikings were also after Routt.  With turnabout being fair play, if Carr hits free agency, then these two teams should come after him with a vengeance.