Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio reports that the Raiders decision to cut Routt has to do with the fact that his $5 million salary would have been guaranteed had they kept him on their roster past the fifth day of the waiver period.
Freshly cut corner Stanford Routt is now reportedly visiting with the Bills on Monday according to his agent, per Jim Wyatt. The report also mentions that he has been in contact with the Tennessee Titans but they’ve setup a meeting at this point.
Routt had a career high in interceptions in 2011, with 4, and had 42 tackles. He has 205 tackles in his career, with 10 interceptions. The Bills had one player (George Wilson) with 4 picks, and had a point differential of -62. They gave up a passer rating of 90.2, 7th worst in the league, while their quarterback rating was under league average. They were one of the best interception teams in the league, but gave up the 4th most passing touchdowns.
The Oakland Raiders have announced that they’ve released CB Standford Routt.
This is the first roster move from the team’s new front office and it’s a pretty interesting move considering that they’re in need of help at the cornerback position.
Oakland gave Routt a $31.5 million contract extension and his 2012 salary of $5 million is fully guaranteed. It will count for $8.529 million against their cap. Mac’s Football Blog reports that a leauge has said that it will actually increase the team’s cap by $2.2 million this season.
Oakland felt pressure to address the position after they lost Nnamdi Asomugha to the Eagles when a opt-out clause was triggered last season.
Routt put together a terrible 2011 season and Pro Football Focus has him rated as the #89 best player at cornerback last year.