OAKLAND, CA - DECEMBER 18: Stanford Routt #26 of the Oakland Raiders is called for pass interference on Calvin Johnson #81 of the Detroit Lions late in the fourth quarter at O.co Coliseum on December 18, 2011 in Oakland, California. The Lions won the game 28-27. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
The Kansas City Chiefs were one of the initial teams linked to free agent CB Stanford Routt via various media reports and now comes word that Routt will actually visit the Chiefs. NFL Network's Jason La Canfora reports Routt is scheduled to visit KC on Tuesday.
Interesting, for sure. The Chiefs are probably doing some due diligence here in case CB Brandon Carr gets away in free agency. But we haven't heard anything on where they stand with Carr so it's hard to read anything into that.
On Routt, I would guess this is more of a getting-to-know-you sorta thing. Until free agency starts on March 13, he's the best free agent cornerback available, which means his value is probably a little inflated. That's not the Chiefs style to sign a guy at a time like that.
I think the Chiefs are probably doing their homework to prepare for all possibilities rather than scurrying to sign Routt, like, tomorrow.