This is baffling. Why would Oakland do that? Routt is nothing special. He is not a starter. Even if Oakland put the first-round tender on Routt he wouldn’t have been attractive to teams. It just doesn’t make sense.
Oakland gave several other tenders to players. The highlights are a second-round tender for linebacker Thomas Howard and a third-round tender on linebacker Kirk Morrison. He could be attractive for some teams at that price.
Don’t expect the Jets to trade for Chargers cornerback Antonio Cromartie. It is being reported that San Diego wants to send Cromartie to an NFC team. Meanwhile, the San Diego Union Tribune believes it will be difficult for San Diego to swap Cromartie.
Kansas City signed quarterback Tyler Palko. He was on Pittsburgh’s roster for two games last season. He will have a difficult time making the roster.