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Kansas City Chiefs and Cornerback Stanford Routt Agree on Three-Year Deal

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The Kansas City Chiefs agreed to terms on a $19.6 million, three-year deal with cornerback Stanford Routt on Monday.

The addition of Routt helps Kansas City be better prepared for the potential loss of fellow defensive-back Brandon Carr.

The deal 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 season of a $54.4 million, five-year deal. The $11 million Routt will make in 2012 puts him among the three highest-paid cornerbacks in the NFL.

“We are excited that we were able to come to terms with Stanford,” general manager Scott Pioli said. “He is a talented player, and as we have said in the past, we are always looking to add competition at every position year-round. Stanford’s experience and level of play will make him a solid addition to our defense.”

Routt has appeared in 110 games, starting 53 of them, over seven season spent with Oakland. Over his career he’s recorded 201 stops along with 10 interceptions and 52 pass deflections. He had a career-high four interceptions last season while adding a team-best and career-high 15 passes defensed.

He also allowed eight touchdown passes, tied for the second-most in the NFL.

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