Corner Stanford Routt was a big signing this offseason.
The Kansas City Chiefs signed him to a big three-year deal worth up to $19.6 million, but today released him.
The eighth-year man from Houston is now looking for work, and the Detroit Lions should be giving him a long look. The 6-foot-1, 200-pound Routt has both size and speed (he ran a 4.27 40-yard dash at the 2005 NFL combine), and while he may not be the player he once was, he can contribute to a banged-up and inexperienced Lions secondary.
The 29-year-old veteran could step right into a nickel back spot in Detroit and give the Lions meaningful minutes.
The key here is getting him for the right price, and that’s up to GM Martin Mayhew.
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