Free-agent cornerback Stanford Routt, who made $15 million for one season in Oakland, has commenced his quest for a new team. On Monday, he visited the Bills.
“Today was a good day,” Routt said in comments to reporters, the video of which are posted on the Bills’ website. “I like the atmosphere around here.”
He wasn’t interested in talking about his time in Oakland, calling it a “past chapter.” And he has specific goals for the next chapter.
“I want to go to a team that I can help win,” Routt said. “I haven’t won much in my seven years in the NFL. And I just want to be on a team that’s winning, that I can help win, and have some stability.”
Routt got a head start on free agency because his contract contained a clause that would have fully guaranteed his $5 million base salary if he was still on the roster on Friday. With a full month before the other cornerbacks can hit the market, Routt has plenty of time to make a decision.
Next up for Routt, according to Jason La Canfora of NFL Network, is a visit to the Chiefs on Tuesday and, later in the week, the Texans, Cowboys, and Titans.