By Adam Caplan
November 9, 2012
Veteran CB Stanford Routt, who was waived earlier this week by the Kansas City Chiefs, is scheduled to visit the Detroit Lions on Friday, an NFL source confirmed.
The veteran defensive back, after being released by the Oakland Raiders on Feb. 9, signed a three-year, $18 million contract with the Chiefs less than two weeks later.
Routt, 29, is known in scouting circles for his size (6-1, 195) and physical play. The Lions have five cornerbacks on their 53-man roster, but none of them are over six feet tall. And Routt has more starts in his career (60) than any cornerback on the Lions’ roster other than veteran Chris Houston.
Routt, who visited the Chiefs and Buffalo Bills earlier this year after he was released by the Raiders, will earn no less than $11 million this season even if he doesn’t sign with another team.
Routt was selected in 2005 NFL Draft (University of Houston) in the second round by the Raiders.