[Chiefs Blog] Veteran cornerback Stanford Routt, released last week by the Raiders, is visiting with the Chiefs. The Chiefs don’t need a cornerback unless they lose Brandon Carr to free agency. It’s difficult to know now whether the Chiefs are indeed serious about signing Routt or whether they’re merely trying to send a negotiating message to Carr.
The Chiefs can protect either wide receiver Dwayne Bowe or Carr with the franchise tag, a move that would effectively keep one or the other off the free agent market. Carr seems to be the easier one to replace. While losing him would be a hit to the Chiefs, they can find a Routt or another skilled cornerback. Finding a receiver who can give the Chiefs what Bowe has the past couple of years would nearly be impossible.