Update: Jason LaCanfora tweets that CB Routt returns Wednesday for a second day of talks with the Chiefs. Routt will hit the trail again and meet with the Bengals on Friday.
Meanwhile, John McClain of the Huston Chronical doubts previous reports of a visit with the Texans. The Texans have existing cap issues to deal with and are committed to re-signing their own unrestricted free-agents before spending on newcomers.
Update: Rodney McKissic of the Buffalo News reports that CB Routt’s visit to the Bills went well and confirms that he has upcoming visits later this week with other teams. Aaron Wilson (Scout.com) confims that Routt will meet with the Chiefs on Tuesday before meeting later this week with the Texans, Titans, and Cowboys.
While the release was motivated in part by the Raiders desire to clear cap room, there will be plenty of suitors for Routt. He is likely to visit with the Chiefs and Titans, and could garner interest from the Lions, Vikings, and Cowboys.
Routt’s situation is a particularly interesting one, given that he was released and is therefore currently available. All free agents with expiring contracts will hit the market on March 13th. His size and speed are likely to earn him another sizable contract, and should he sign before the 13th of March his situation will be likely to influence negotiations with other free agent cornerbacks come the formal opening of the market.