Former Oakland cornerback Stanford Routt, cut by the Raiders on Feb. 9 and signed by AFC West rival Kansas City 11 days later, bid adieu to his one-time fans on Twitter Monday. But he also offended a few in the process."I would like to thank RaiderNation for 7 unforgettable years of love support and faith," Routt Tweeted. "It was fun but more importantly it was real"Routt added: "I also want to send a special thanks to Al Davishe gave me my first job, was one of my biggest fans and kept his promiseRIPAllenDavis"So far so good, right? Well, what got Raiders fans in a lather was his follow-up greeting to Chiefs fans."What's up Kansas City?!?!?!?" Routt Tweeted. "ChiefsNation"Of course, Raiders fans took exception, what with the Raider Nation laying claim to being the only such nation in the NFL.
Watch out Jalen Richard. You have some competition for your punt returning job.
Okay, not really.
But quarterback Derek Carr got in on the action Tuesday. In a video posted by the Raiders on Twitter, Carr fielded a punt and ran it back to the endzone for a touchdown.
He proceeded to do Deion Sanders' touchdown dance and that elicited a response from the Pro Football Hall of Famer.
Carr has yet to respond.
— Deion Sanders (@DeionSanders) July 25, 2017
The Raiders placed two players on the Non-Football Injury List, the team announced on Tuesday.
Linebacker Ben Heeney and tight end Cooper Helfet both count against the 90-man roster.
The Raiders' first team practice of training camp is scheduled for Saturdya.
Heeney was selected in the 5th round of the 2015 draft out of Kansas.
After appearing in 15 games a rookie, he saw action in just four games last season.
Over 23 games for the Seahawks in 2014 and 2015, Helfet caught 25 passes for 315 yards and two touchdowns.
He spent time on the Raiders' practice squad last season.