Chiefs, Routt Reach 3-Year, $19.6M Deal

8 years 5 months 2 weeks ago Monday, February 20 2012 Feb 20, 2012 Monday, February 20, 2012 3:36:00 PM CST February 20, 2012 in Football
By: Associated Press

KANSAS CITY (AP) -- A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that the Kansas City Chiefs and cornerback Stanford Routt have agreed to terms on a $19.6 million, three-year deal.

The person, speaking on condition of anonymity Monday because the team had not announced the deal, said the agreement includes a $4 million signing bonus and $6 million the first season.

Routt is still owed $5 million next month from the Raiders, who released him after the first year of a $54.4 million, five-year deal. Routt chose the Chiefs over competing offers from Buffalo, Cincinnati, Houston, New Orleans, Minnesota and Tennessee.

Routt will likely take over for Brandon Carr, who will become a free agent. Signing Routt means the Chiefs are more likely to use the franchise tag on wide receiver Dwayne Bowe instead of Carr.

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