KANSAS CITY, Mo. (FNN Media) — Stanford Routt isn’t leaving the AFC West and has joined the Kansas City Chiefs.
A little more than a week after he was released by the Oakland Raiders, Routt signed a three-year, $19.6 million deal with his former division opponent.
The deal includes a $4 million signing bonus and a base salary of $6 million this year according to the Associated Press.
In addition, the Raiders still owe Routt $5 million following his release. All told, the cornerback will earn $15 million this year.
“Stanford has a proven record of success in the NFL,” said Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel.. “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.”
Kansas City’s general manager Scott Pioli was equally enthusiastic.
“We are excited that we were able to come to terms with Stanford,” 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.”
Prior to signing with the Chiefs, Routt also visited with the Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals, that latter of which hired former Raiders head coach Hue Jackson this week.
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