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Routt signs with Chiefs

Cornerback Stanford Routt agreed to terms with the Kansas City Chiefs Monday, according to multiple media outlets and first reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Routt, who will have earned $15 million with the Raiders, according to one report, will get $11 million this season and $19.3 million over three years.

The knee-jerk reaction? It means the Chiefs aren’t interested in re-signing Brandon Carr, who I’m assuming had a better year than Routt in 2011 unless he had more than 18 penalties and gave up more than eight touchdown receptions.

– Monday is the first day teams can use the franchise designation. The Raiders will keep their plans close to the vest.

“We’ll keep every option available to us open,” general manager Reggie McKenzie said through a team spokesman.

The Raiders have two prime candidates for the franchise tag _ running back Michael Bush and strong safety Tyvon Branch.

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  • guest123

    Thank you Routt.

    ******

    for what? taking AD’s money and running? It was the elephant in the room, and we all wondered if there was some missing reason why AD dramatically overpaid some guys. What was the thinking? What was the reasoning? Why did he bid against himself in an all out bidding war? Just glad those days are over.

  • Marks hair

    499. I might give chimdi a yr or 2 to get better. But the rest can go.

  • DMAC

    Hey Reggie, don’t forget to look at “stiff armed” Eugene’s #’s. (Pretty nice of change for a back-up S/special teamer)

    Base Salary
    2012 2,500,000
    2013 2,750,000
    2014 3,250,000

  • Marks hair

    501 exactly. The biggest cut we made happend last season

  • Marks hair

    503. We’re the only team overpaying snappers and gunners…. Sad

  • Dakota

    guest123 Says:
    February 21st, 2012 at 10:14 am
    Thank you Routt.

    ******

    for what?
    ++++++++++

    Hello! For leaving us and going to KC, where he will make their secondary worse. Thank you Routt.

  • guest123

    26 Stanford Routt CB
    35 Chimdi Chekwa CB/FS
    30 Jerome Boyd SS/OLB
    95 Mason Brodine DE
    32 Bryan McCann CB
    50 Travis Goethel MLB
    91 Trevor Scott DE
    21 Lito Sheppard CB
    94 Jarvis Moss DE
    27 Matt Giordano SS/FS
    52 Quentin Groves OLB
    56 Darryl Blackstock OLB/MLB
    79 John Henderson DT
    31 Hiram Eugene FS
    37 Chris Johnson CB
    34 Mike Mitchell SS

    These guys would all be gone if we had 16 new players on Defense (no big names, mostly depth)

    thoughts ???

    **********

    Really like Chekwa’s versatility and he’s cheap. No reason to let him go. Mike Mitchell has a good motor and is still on the raw side, but give him a chance to prove himself to coach Allen. I think he’ll have a role. Trever Scott is intruiging, and I think he needs at least another TC to show he can come back from that injury of 2 yrs ago. John Henderson should be re-signed on the cheap if possible as he is a force in limited snap counts. The rest of em can pound sand.

  • Carl Weathers

    35 Chimdi Chekwa CB/FS
    50 Travis Goethel MLB
    21 Lito Sheppard CB
    94 Jarvis Moss DE
    27 Matt Giordano SS/FS
    79 John Henderson DT
    34 Mike Mitchell SS

    I think these guys will be back in training camp but not necessarily on the 53 man roster.

  • RaiderRockstar

    One way or the other, we would be KEEPING players such as:

    99 Lamarr Houston DE
    93 Tommy Kelly DT
    92 Richard Seymour DT
    77 Matt Shaughnessy DE
    51 Aaron Curry OLB
    55 Rolando McClain MLB
    96 Kamerion Wimbley OLB
    24 Michael Huff FS
    33 Tyvon Branch SS
    23 DeMarcus Van Dyke CB

    is that what we want ???

    is that the consensus among Raider Nation?

    Just expect better results with different coaches?

    different system/scheme results in better player execution?

  • Dakota

    Routt was a good first step, but lots of overpaid, or underachieving guys left on the defense though:

    Seymour
    McClain
    Huff
    Wimbley
    Curry
    Kelly

    Take less money or walk and be replaced by real football players!

  • Marks hair

    Oh I like gio too.

  • Silverandblack666

    “Hello! For leaving us and going to KC, where he will make their secondary worse. Thank you Routt.”

    So true!!!

  • DutchRaider77

    guest123 Says:
    February 21st, 2012 at 10:14 am
    Thank you Routt.

    ******

    for what?
    ++++++++++

    Hello! For leaving us and going to KC, where he will make their secondary worse. Thank you Routt.

    __________________________________________________

    Actually the one thing I could say about Routt was he was always healthy! At least he wasn’t a high priced player who was always hurt…

  • Marks hair

    510. McClain gets paid dk this yr.

  • Dakota

    513.DutchRaider77 Says:
    February 21st, 2012 at 10:21 am
    guest123 Says:
    February 21st, 2012 at 10:14 am
    Thank you Routt.

    ******

    for what?
    ++++++++++

    Hello! For leaving us and going to KC, where he will make their secondary worse. Thank you Routt.

    __________________________________________________

    Actually the one thing I could say about Routt was he was always healthy! At least he wasn’t a high priced player who was always hurt…

    +++++++++++++++++

    ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ If he had been hurt then maybe our pass defense doesn’t look so bad.

  • Dakota

    514.Marks hair Says:
    February 21st, 2012 at 10:22 am
    510. McClain gets paid dk this yr.

    ++++++++++++

    I don’t care how much he makes, he is one of the underachievers. Fk him and his gun, and his flabby azz, and his jogging around on the field and quitting on plays.

    Addition by subtraction even if it doesn’t save $1 against the cap.

  • DutchRaider77

    Actually the one thing I could say about Routt was he was always healthy! At least he wasn’t a high priced player who was always hurt…

    +++++++++++++++++

    ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ If he had been hurt then maybe our pass defense doesn’t look so bad.

    _________________________________________________

    Not sure how this doesn’t fit into your argument? He will acutally be suited up every game and make KC worse…

  • Marks hair

    If routt wasnt our best man in coverage, then who was?

  • guest123

    Routt was the beneficiary of AD’s massive ego and his desire to shove it in Nnamdi’s face that he wasn’t any longer “his boy”. Can’t blame Routt for taking that kind of cash when it was offered. Paid to prove a point.

  • Dakota

    517.DutchRaider77 Says:
    February 21st, 2012 at 10:25 am
    Actually the one thing I could say about Routt was he was always healthy! At least he wasn’t a high priced player who was always hurt…

    +++++++++++++++++

    ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ If he had been hurt then maybe our pass defense doesn’t look so bad.

    _________________________________________________

    Not sure how this doesn’t fit into your argument? He will acutally be suited up every game and make KC worse…

    +++++++++++

    Oh, so true. Here’s to a healthy Routt in 2012!

  • DMAC

    Can we make a trade for Osi? Or better yet, do we have any value to offer?

  • raidertalk

    guest123 Says:
    February 21st, 2012 at 10:08 am
    I’m for tagging Branch ($6.2M) and buying time to negotiate a long term deal that lowers his cap hit. If the long term deal doesn’t end up happenening, $6.2 isn’t dramatically overspending as it relates to overall team budget.
    ——————————————————-
    Yeah I think I Agree. The thing about the bloated out-of-whack contracts that we have (see Wimbley) here might have us “eat” this year. It might actaully be a good idea to franchise a player like Branch because we would only be on the hook for a year.

    This could give us a chance to evaluate and seek replacements, and give us the cap-room to make some big moves next year.

    If Branch doen’t work out, the Franchise is only a one-year deal and we can get rid of him later.

    In terms of BIG name palyers, we might not have the Cap-space and we definitely do not have the Draft picks. We’ll probably have to wait for next year when we have both.

  • Dakota

    518.Marks hair Says:
    February 21st, 2012 at 10:25 am
    If routt wasnt our best man in coverage, then who was?

    ++++++++++++

    That is about as comical as asking which member of Milli Vanilli was the best vocalist.

  • Marks hair

    516, if we start cutting every guy who doesnt contend for a probowl after yr 2 we wont do to well..

  • http://repealitnow.org MistaBrown

    When Routt picks off Palmer are you guys going to change your names or just act like nothing ever happened ?

  • guest123

    I agree with cutting RoMAC if he shows the slightest attitude problems going into TC. He needs to be “scared straight” or tossed off the club, even if it costs them money. If he shows up and dogs it or mouths off at the coaching staff, he will be a infectious desease that needs to be eradicated. If only for the sake of building team chemistry.

  • Lowdown_in_Beijing

    26 Stanford Routt CB—–gone
    35 Chimdi Chekwa CB/FS—backup
    30 Jerome Boyd SS/OLB—see ya
    95 Mason Brodine DE—who?
    32 Bryan McCann CB—gone
    50 Travis Goethel MLB—gone
    91 Trevor Scott DE—please gone…
    21 Lito Sheppard CB—5th stringer
    94 Jarvis Moss DE–gone
    27 Matt Giordano SS/FS—-backup/ST
    52 Quentin Groves OLB—gone
    56 Darryl Blackstock OLB/MLB—gone
    79 John Henderson DT-will retire
    31 Hiram Eugene FS—gone
    37 Chris Johnson CB—gone
    34 Mike Mitchell SS—will have to fight to make the team

  • Dakota

    524.Marks hair Says:
    February 21st, 2012 at 10:27 am
    516, if we start cutting every guy who doesnt contend for a probowl after yr 2 we wont do to well..
    +++++++++++++++++

    No, just cut the fat, lazy clueless ones who get into trouble off the field….like McClain.

  • RaiderRockstar

    I might give chimdi a yr or 2 to get better.

    Really like Chekwa’s versatility and he’s cheap. No reason to let him go.

    ***

    it’s either Chekwa or DVD. you can’t keep both (unless you let Tyvon Branch walk)

    :)

  • Lowdown_in_Beijing

    @ 526, Routt couldn’t catch syphlis in Bangcock…

  • aig-raiders

    If routt wasnt our best man in coverage, then who was?
    ———————–
    It’s like comparing a D- to F on a report card. Hey I got a D-, at least it’s better than an F. Makes no sense at all.

    Or like comparing the Italian Army vs the French Army in WWII. They both sucked.

  • guest123

    it’s either Chekwa or DVD. you can’t keep both (unless you let Tyvon Branch walk)

    ***********
    If that’s the choice, bye DVD…hardly knew ya

  • aig-raiders

    guest123 Says:
    February 21st, 2012 at 10:25 am

    Routt was the beneficiary of AD’s massive ego and his desire to shove it in Nnamdi’s face that he wasn’t any longer “his boy”. Can’t blame Routt for taking that kind of cash when it was offered. Paid to prove a point.
    —————–

    You nailed it buddy.

  • Dakota

    531.aig-raiders Says:
    February 21st, 2012 at 10:30 am
    If routt wasnt our best man in coverage, then who was?
    ———————–
    It’s like comparing a D- to F on a report card. Hey I got a D-, at least it’s better than an F. Makes no sense at all.

    Or like comparing the Italian Army vs the French Army in WWII. They both sucked.

    ++++++++++++++++

    Actually, throw Denmark in there for LMN’s sake….

  • Lowdown_in_Beijing

    @ 532,

    Routt is more like the Vici-French, he’s playing for the enemy now….

  • bcz24

    I don’t care how much he makes, he is one of the underachievers. Fk him and his gun, and his flabby azz, and his jogging around on the field and quitting on plays.

    Addition by subtraction even if it doesn’t save $1 against the cap.
    *********************
    Cutting McClain would actually ADD $8.5 million to the cap # number because of the acceleration of his bonus. Unfortunately we are not in a fiscal position to be able to cut him.

  • guest123

    It’s like comparing a D- to F on a report card. Hey I got a D-, at least it’s better than an F. Makes no sense at all.

    Or like comparing the Italian Army vs the French Army in WWII. They both sucked.

    *******
    or comparing a corolla to a neon

  • Marks hair

    523. no answer. Because routt was our best guy. It was not his fault stupid AL paid him & played him as if he was revis, namdi or bailey .. He’s a solid second cb

  • DMAC

    Routt was a solid #2.
    It’s time to pick up our #1.

  • bcz24

    it’s either Chekwa or DVD. you can’t keep both (unless you let Tyvon Branch walk)
    ****************
    That is incorrect information. Chekwa and DVD cost $495,000 per year. Cant get any cheaper than that bro.

  • Dakota

    536.bcz24 Says:
    February 21st, 2012 at 10:32 am
    I don’t care how much he makes, he is one of the underachievers. Fk him and his gun, and his flabby azz, and his jogging around on the field and quitting on plays.

    Addition by subtraction even if it doesn’t save $1 against the cap.
    *********************
    Cutting McClain would actually ADD $8.5 million to the cap # number because of the acceleration of his bonus. Unfortunately we are not in a fiscal position to be able to cut him.
    +++++++++++++++++++

    If that is true, then just keep him on the roster as an inactive all year lol. I knew there must be a reason for Reggie to keep this loser on the team.

  • RaiderRockstar

    lots of overpaid, or underachieving guys left on the defense though:

    Seymour
    McClain
    Huff
    Wimbley
    Curry
    Kelly

    Take less money or walk and be replaced by real football players!

    ***

    Dakota, I agree

    but apparently thats not fiscally responsible :P

    the scholarship program has term’d. no contract is safe, regardless if it’s look like a steep hurdle to overcome (on paper)

    McClain and many should be ON NOTICE

    I think it’s hilarious that everybody agrees the defense sucks, but everybody also agrees none of the starters should be cut or traded!

  • Carl Weathers

    523.Dakota Says:
    February 21st, 2012 at 10:27 am
    518.Marks hair Says:
    February 21st, 2012 at 10:25 am
    If routt wasnt our best man in coverage, then who was?

    ++++++++++++

    That is about as comical as asking which member of Milli Vanilli was the best vocalist.

    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@22222

    LMAO!

  • Silverandblack666

    “523. no answer. Because routt was our best guy. It was not his fault stupid AL paid him & played him as if he was revis, namdi or bailey .. He’s a solid second cb”

    Thank you Lamar Hunt glad you are excited about your new CB.

  • RaiderRockstar

    new post

  • Dakota

    new post

  • Lowdown_in_Beijing

    Routt was our best CB. And that is sad, very sad.

    Thinking Routt is a starting CB is like when after years of Marcus Allen and Bo, fans were saddled with thinking Harvey Williams was a real RB…

    Raider fans have grown so accustomed to mediocrity, that they even argue over which mediocre player is better.

  • Carl Weathers

    or comparing a corolla to a neon

    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

    Or a bag of shlt to a pile of shlt…

  • Marks hair

    544. Hey, dont get me wrong. Im glad glad we cut him. And im ready to gut the D.. But my opinions about a players skills dont change overnight.