Oakland Raiders cornerback Stanford Routt started only one game last season. But the Raiders apparently think he’ll do big things for them in the future.
Adam Caplan of Scout.com reports that the Raiders will likely tender Routt, a restricted free agent, at the first-and third-round level. That means Routt will receive a one-year offer with a salary of $3.268 million.
If any team were to make Routt an offer, and the Raiders didn’t match it, Oakland would receive that team’s first- and third-round draft picks. It’s safe to say no team is making Routt an offer.
So why did the Raiders tender Routt at such a high level? Caplan notes that Routt is 6-foot-1 and has good speed, and that Raiders owner Al Davis liked him when the Raiders selected him in the 2005 draft.
And in Oakland, if Al Davis likes you, you’re golden.