Detroit Lions Weekly: Lions should sign Stanford Routt (video)

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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  • Scott Peceny

    But if he’s asking for $6 mil again, then you are absolutely right, run away.

  • Scott Peceny

    I’m aware of Routt’s downside- you don’t cut a guy for no reason. That said, this Detroit secondary is hurting, and if they can get him for cheap (that’s the key) it’s worth it. Not as their no 1 or even no 2, but as a nickel back or situational guy.

  • OakFan

    Not worth the price. Routte consistently gets burnt by WRs. Don’t let that speed fool you. Maybe you dont remember how he lead the league in pass interference calls multiple years in Oakland.