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In our first post on the Raiders’ surprising decision to cut cornerback Stanford Routt, we wrote that the free agent could interest the three other teams in the AFC West.
Denver: I think this is the best fit in the AFC West for Routt. Denver will be looking for a cornerback either in free agency or early in the draft. Signing a player of Routt's skills now would allow the Broncos to concentrate on other areas. Routt was better as Oakland’s No. 2 cornerback playing with Nnamdi Asomugha, so he’d benefit from playing with Champ Bailey. I don’t think Denver would break the bank for Routt, but I could see interest.
Kansas City: This likely would only be a fit if the Chiefs don’t plan to re-sign cornerback Brandon Carr. It could come down to the Chiefs deciding who is better. So I’m not sure if they'll really be in the mix.
San Diego: The Chargers have to get better in a lot of areas; cornerback could be one of those. If the Chargers thought Routt is a better option than No. 2 cornerback Antoine Cason, they could pursue him. Still, with the other issues San Diego needs to address, I’m not sure it’s a major priority.
UPDATE: Routt has visits planned already with Buffalo and Tennessee.
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