So why did the Raiders dump cornerback Stanford Routt today?http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/20 ... routt-now/
Per a source with knowledge of his contract, Routt’s $5 million base salary for 2012 would have become fully guaranteed if he had been on the roster five days after the start of the 2012 waiver period.
Possible reasons for cut:
A high salary (along with pending bonus)
propensity for penalties
possible scheme change to more of zone coverage (known as man corner, limitations in zone coverage, inability to play the ball)
Send a message to other players on the roster
I am sure McKenzie could have got atleast a mid round pick for Routt. Wonder if they did not pursue that option because of the looming bonus. At any rate we broadcast our need for CB in the draft/FA market.
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