Will Stanford Routt stay in the AFC West?

February, 9, 2012
2/09/12
8:33
PM ET
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.

Here's why:

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.

Bill Williamson | email

ESPN San Francisco 49ers reporter

SPONSORED HEADLINES

Comments

You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?

Insider

AFC WEST SCOREBOARD