Stanford Routt will be picking his next team soon

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Cut more than a week ago by the Raiders, cornerback Stanford Routt has yet to select his next team.

A source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT that a decision is coming soon.

Since Monday, he has visited the Bills, Chiefs, and Bengals.  Other teams reportedly were interested.

The release came a day before Routt’s presence on the Raiders’ roster would have made his $5 million base salary for 2012 fully guaranteed.  He left Oakland with $10 million in his pocket from 2011 and a $5 million guaranteed roster bonus in 2012.

The news that Routt will soon pick a team comes amid chatter that he’s having trouble generating real interest in his services.

Apparently, at least one team has legitimate interest; if not, there would be no selection for Routt to make.

29 responses to “Stanford Routt will be picking his next team soon

  1. That’s crazy. What team wouldn’t want a player who could significantly increase their “instant first downs at the spot of the infraction?”

  2. Dynasty, Oakland is WAY over the cap for next year. Not that Routt is a top talent by any means but some good players are gonna get the axe there because their salaries are just to heavy for Oakland to carry. Michael Huff, Tyvon Branch, Michael Bush, Rolando McClain, Richard Seymour, Tommy Kelly could all be on different rosters by the end of training camp.

  3. i would love to have him in buffalo as long as we dont give him silly money, his play fell off a cliff last year when he had to cover teams top recievers. this situation reminds me a little of the cornell green thing

  4. I like him in buffalo. All it costs is money and you don’t waste a draft pick on him. Write the contract up the way you like And but him if he busts. Easy.

  5. logic4sale says: Feb 19, 2012 8:46 AM

    Dynasty, Oakland is WAY over the cap for next year. Not that Routt is a top talent by any means but some good players are gonna get the axe there because their salaries are just to heavy for Oakland to carry. Michael Huff, Tyvon Branch, Michael Bush, Rolando McClain, Richard Seymour, Tommy Kelly could all be on different rosters by the end of training camp.
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    Give me Branch and Bush and I could care less about the rest.

  6. bluefan204 says:
    Feb 19, 2012 8:04 AM
    Eagles. Write it down
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    So let’s get this straight…the Eagles are already talking/hinting at getting rid of Asante Samuel because they have a GLUT of CBs (read the article quoting Joe Banner), yet you are convinced that they are going to start Free Agency off by signing another CB?

    Anywhere BUT the Eagles…write it down.

  7. Dynasty says:
    Feb 19, 2012 7:31 AM
    If your cut from Oakland how good can you be? Take what you can get man.

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    I don’t know – it’s often been reported that GB was the only team interested in Charles Woodson when he left Oakland (wasn’t asked back).

    I’d say he’s had a hall of fame career – mostly based upon his production since leaving Oakland.

  8. AlohaMrHand says: Feb 19, 2012 8:35 AM

    since when is Stanford Routte good enough to be able to “select his team”?
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    Routte was highly overrated and highly overpaid. There will be a huge difference between the $11mil he was expecting from Oakland and the total amount for the 3-5 years on his next contract.

    Out of respect for an NFL icon the late Al Davis R.I.P. who had faith in him and paid him millions of dollars it would seem appropriate that he would pursue a restructured contract with the Raiders. Especially after he earned the title of ‘most penalized player’ in the NFL. Instead, he’s supposedly close to picking where he will play in 2012. Get Real!

  9. So what’s that make Routt’s earnings now? About $400,000 per penalty last year?

    The guy couldn’t cover a car with a car cover.

  10. Feb 19, 2012 10:00 AM

    He is following Hue to the Cinncy bungholes.

    Yep, I think you’re right, butthole Emacc.

  11. logic4sale says:
    Feb 19, 2012 8:46 AM
    Dynasty, Oakland is WAY over the cap for next year…..

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    Analyst, NFL pundits and the media have said this for the last decade. But tell me, when (if ever) was the last time the Raiders were so cashed strapped against the cap they couldn’t sign the guys they truly wanted?

    Oakland, despite all their faults record and standings wise, have been very good handling the cap situation.

    It was only a year ago when the Raiders were “strapped”. But, Al Davis was still able to give Richard Seymour, Kamerion Wimbley and Stanford Routt big-time money.

    Dating back to when Bruce Allen was the de-facto GM negotiating contracts to Mike Lombardi to Al Davis, Oakland gets the players they want, no matter the cost.

  12. samoanjungle says: Feb 19, 2012 11:15 AM

    Cincinnati – we aren’t done Raiding the Raiders

    If you’re talking about Routt, you’re talking about raiding the Raiders’ trash can. If you want to do better than 1-6 against winning clubs, you will need to do better than Routt.

  13. teal379 says:

    I don’t know – it’s often been reported that GB was the only team interested in Charles Woodson when he left Oakland (wasn’t asked back).

    I’d say he’s had a hall of fame career – mostly based upon his production since leaving Oakland

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    teal379, u make Trent Dilfer look like John Madden. That’s how dumb that statement is. Are u kidding me. Do u watch football? I’m serious. Stanford Routt is gonna end up like Woodson. In the HOF? Just logout and change ur name. Routt is a penalty magnet and Charles Woodson is an all pro. U have no clue what ur talking about

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