Ex-Raiders CB Routt continues to talk to Chiefs, Bills; Cincy next

  • By Jason La Canfora NFL Network
  • NFL Network Insider
  • Published: Feb. 15, 2012 at 09:40 a.m.

Former Oakland Raiders cornerback Stanford Routt remains in talks with Kansas City Chiefs and Buffalo Bills, and he will visit the Cincinnati Bengals on Friday, a league source said Wednesday morning.

The free agent defensive back, who was recently released by the Raiders, is in Kansas City for a second day of meetings with the Chiefs. He visited the Bills on Monday, and his representatives have been talking to the Dallas Cowboys and Houston Texans, as well.
Routt's agent, Vann McElroy, told ESPN Dallas last week that in addition to the Cowboys and Chiefs, the Minnesota Vikings had shown interest in his client.

Routt was released only one year into a restructured five-year, $54.5 million contract by the Raiders. The Raiders were $8.8 million over the salary cap before the move, according to NFL.com research, and newly hired general manager Reggie McKenzie said the team had a number of contracts that were "out of whack" during a Jan. 30 news conference introducing new head coach Dennis Allen.