AP source: Chiefs, Routt reach 3-yr, $19.6M deal


February 21st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (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.