We told you a couple of days ago that former Oakland Raiders CB Stanford Routt would be meeting with the Kansas City Chiefs yesterday.
It looks as if the meeting went well.
According to NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora, Routt is still in KC for a second day of interviews with the Chiefs.
This is significant news in my view. If the Chiefs weren’t seriously considering signing Routt, I doubt they’d have him hang around for a second day. In fact, sometimes when a free agent hangs around town for an extra day it is because the team is having him go through a physical. If that is the case, a signing could come soon after. Like today.
Then again, it is possible that the Chiefs just took Routt out to dinner last night and are meeting with him at the facility today. Still, two days in town is two days in town and is worth keeping a close eye on.
Signing with the Chiefs would make sense for Routt. His value has been hurt a bit after some poor performances as Oakland’s number one corner last season. The Chiefs have plenty of money to pay Routt, whether it be to replace Brandon Carr, or compete with Carr. He would also get to play for what is emerging as a potential top flight defense, for one of the most respected defensive coordinators (and head coaches) in the league, Romeo Crennel. Not to mention, he’d be coached by Hall of Fame DB Emmitt Thomas. If all that wasn’t enough, he’d get a chance to exact revenge on the Oakland Raiders twice a year.
Keep your eyes on this space. If any news on Routt breaks, we’ll get to you ASAP. You might also want to keep an eye on Brandon Carr’s Twitter account.