Now that the Kansas City Chiefs have made it official that they’ve signed Stanford Routt to a three-year contract, some official statements are making their way out. Predictably, they are all glowing in their praise for the former Raiders cornerback.
“We are excited that we were able to come to terms with Stanford,” General Manager Scott Pioli said. “He is a talented player, and as we have said in the past, we are always looking to add competition at every position year-round. Stanford’s experience and level of play will make him a solid addition to our defense.”
“Stanford has a proven record of success in the NFL,” Head Coach Romeo Crennel said. “He’s a talented player that has spent seven seasons in the AFC West, so he is familiar with us and our division opponents. We are excited to have Stanford join the team, and we are looking forward to getting started.”
Routt is a seven year NFL veteran who had four interceptions last season, but was surprisingly let go by the Raiders just weeks ago. Because of the timing, he was eligible to sign right away rather than wait for the NFL free agency period to begin on March 13.