How KC's Routt move messes with Jaguars

February, 21, 2012
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The Kansas City Chiefs' signing of cornerback Stanford Routt will likely wind up hurting the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Stay with me here.

By signing Routt, the Chiefs no longer need to re-sign Brandon Carr, their solid No. 2 corner. That gives them the freedom to use their franchise tag, if they so desire, on receiver Dwayne Bowe.

If Bowe doesn’t hit the market, there is one less good receiver available. Whether or not he’s the one the Jaguars covet, they should be as big a courter of receivers as we see when free agency opens March 13.

The more that are out there the better for Jacksonville.

So the AFC West has messed with at least one AFC South team — with Oakland releasing Routt and the Chiefs snatching him up.

Although the Jaguars also need a corner, and Carr's now out there.

Paul Kuharsky | email

ESPN Tennessee Titans reporter

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