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Stanford Routt Leaves Chiefs To Visit With Bengals, Bills

Stanford Routt spent the last two days in Kansas City talking to the Chiefs in his tour around the NFL. Apparently he's moved on to Cincinnati in the hopes of finding the next home after the Oakland Raiders released the cornerback. Routt is one of the top players available in the cornerback free agent market this offseason, but he's the only one who can sign right now. That's the reason that so many are paying extra attention to his visits with the Bengals and apparently the Bills are coming up.

Jason LaCanfora says that Routt is continuing his tour, so apparently the Chiefs or Routt didn't like what they saw enough to act on it or else one or both parties are just taking their time. There's no rush for anyone to make a decision, but many times a free agent will end up signing and not make his other appointments on the list (just wait until free agency starts). Perhaps Routt knows that he can afford to take his time knowing that others have to wait to go through the hoops of free agency visits.

For the Chiefs, they have a major decision ahead about how to handle the Brandon Carr negotiations. Routt gives them an opportunity to fill his spot in case the cornerback leaves, but without any official word there, the Chiefs are likely to wait on Routt. There's no telling if he will be there, but at the very least they've spent enough time with him to know what they're getting.