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Highest tender for Routt?

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010 at 1:36 pm in Oakland Raiders.

According to Scout.com’s Adam Caplan, whose information regarding contractual issues is normally on point, the Raiders will issue a first-and-third round tender to cornerback Stanford Routt.

That’s the same level the Broncos gave to Elvis Dumervil, who led the NFL in sacks with 17.

That means if any team wanted to sign Routt and the Raiders declined to match, they’d get first and third-round draft picks in return. Which, obviously, is not going to happen.

Routt doesn’t even start. The first-and third-round tender would earn Routt $3,268 million this season.

The Raiders are either dramatically overpaying a size/speed player whose play has never matched his physical attributes, or are planning on moving a starting cornerback. There have been trade rumors regarding Nnamdi Asomugha. Chris Johnson, Oakland’s other starting corner, is in the second year of a four-year, $16 million contract and scheduled to make $2.6 million in salary this year.

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  • lefty12

    It isn’t you guys money-what the hell do you care?With the uncapped year who knows what salaries will be like before this thing gets settled.And as I said obviously the Raiders wanted to keep him and the tender pretty much makes sure he stays.

  • RaiderDebo

    exlaraiderseasonticketholder Says:
    March 3rd, 2010 at 2:43 pm
    Reported that Gradkowski gets a 2nd rd tender. Come on AD, bump it to a 1st.
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    Dude, what the hell for? The guy means less to us than Stanford Routt. And Al knows he wouldn’t get as much action as Routt on the open market. We could have gotten away with a tender on him that matched his orginal draft status. Wasn’t he a 6th rounder?

  • Chris in NY

    Jerry’s on point with this one.

    Either the Raiders are dramatically overpaying for Routt (who I still actually think is a pretty decent CB when on the outside but struggles vs. smallish slot WRs) or there is a blockbuster trade in the works for Nnamdi.

    I’d have to guess it’s the former. The Raiders did overrate Ricky Brown last year and Chris Morris this year so far when assigning tenders. Don’t forget the monster contracts given to Tommy Kelly as well as — although they’re obviously very good players — Nnamdi, Lechler and Janikowski. Factor in their exclusive franchise tags on Nnamdi and Richard Seymour in recent years. And there’s a definitive pattern of paranoia about losing guys.

    Still, the potential of this meaning Nnamdi will be dealt is certainly real given the reports that he was being shopped.

  • RaiderRockstar

    new post!

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    Dakota

    Condo got a 2nd round tender..

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