The curious case of Stanford Routt and the Kansas City Chiefs continues. Routt, who is now a free agent after being released by the Oakland Raiders, visited the Buffalo Bills on Monday and that was followed by a trip to KC on Tuesday.
And Routt remains in KC another day.
NFL Network's Jason La Canfora (via kcsno56) reports Routt is still in KC on Wednesday for a second day of meetings. I'm not sure if this is a new development or if the meeting was initially scheduled for two days. Routt is also scheduled to visit the Cincinnati Bengals later this week. (No word on the reported interest of about a half dozen other teams.)
Interesting stuff. The obvious connection with this is that Chiefs CB Brandon Carr is scheduled for free agency. Are the Chiefs considering moving on from Carr and signing Routt? Or are they simply doing some due diligence just in case?
My guess is that this is just some due diligence on the Chiefs part. The Chiefs probably realize they need to have a backup plan ready just in case Carr doesn't sign and, really, that's what's concerning to me. I take the interest in Routt as a sign that the Chiefs think there's a chance -- maybe just a small one but still a chance -- they could lose Carr in free agency. I hope that doesn't happen.
I'll also stand by my earlier stance that it doesn't make sense for KC to sign Routt quickly. He's the top player on the market (until March 13) which means his value is probably inflated right now.
We shall see...