Stanford Routt was released by the Raiders on Thursday, and his job search is picking up steam. A day after his dismissal, his agent said he was planning trips to Buffalo and Tennessee. A day later, he's been linked to Minnesota, Kansas City and Dallas.
The Raiders cut Routt to deny him 5 million in supposedly guaranteed money after he allowed the second most touchdowns among defensive backs (8), and committed an NFL-high 17 penalties.
Routt's addition to the free agent field of cornerbacks makes it particularly deep. Tennessee's Cortland Finnegan, Atlanta's Brent Grimes, Kansas City's Brandon Carr, New Orleans' Tracy Porter and the 49ers' Carlos Rogers are among the top tier, followed by New York Giant's Terrell Thomas and Aaron Ross and Detroit's Eric Wright.
ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have teamed up with the Oakland A’s to aid those affected by Friday’s Oakland warehouse fire. The Raiders have pledged to match up to $30,000 in contributions through the YouCaring.com page established by the A’s.
The Raiders will also observe a moment of silence in recognition of the victims and their families prior to tomorrow’s game against the Buffalo Bills at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.
To join the A’s and Raiders in making a donation, please visit: https://www.youcaring.com/oaklandfirevictimsfrom130531staveinoakland-706680#mlb-oakland
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The Patriots have placed Rob Gronkowski on injured reserve, officially ending the injured tight end's season.
The Patriots have added running back D.J. Foster to the 53-man roster.
Gronkowski underwent surgery on his back Friday in Los Angeles. There was some hope he might be able to return if the Patriots reached the Super Bowl, but this move ends that.
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