It’s official. The Chiefs have announced the arrival of veteran cornerback Stanford Routt.
“Stanford has a proven record of success in the NFL,” coach Romeo Crennel said, via the team-issued release. “He’s a talented player that has spent seven seasons in the AFC West, so he is familiar with us and our division opponents. We are excited to have Stanford join the team, and we are looking forward to getting started.”
“We are excited that we were able to come to terms with Stanford,” G.M. Scott Pioli added. “He is a talented player, and as we have said in the past, we are always looking to add competition at every position year-round. Stanford’s experience and level of play will make him a solid addition to our defense.”
Routt also had visited the Bills and Bengals.
As we pointed out earlier in the day, the Chiefs use the same man-to-man coverages with which Routt is familiar from his time in Oakland. Some Raiders fans may actually find that encouraging.