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According to multiple reports the Houston Texans have inked free agent cornerback Stanford Routt for the remainder of the season. Routt was recently released by the Kansas City Chiefs after signing with them this offseason but played seven seasons with the Oakland Raiders (2005-2011).
Routt is an Austin, Texas native who attended Connally High School and from there went the University of Houston to play football and run track as well. He was named Conference USA Indoor Track Athlete of the Year (2004) and made a name for himself on the football field as well.
Drafted by the Oakland Raiders in 2005 in the 2nd round (38th overall), Routt formed a top corner back duo with former Raider Nnamdi Asomugha. He has some good seasons in Oakland where he had 10 interceptions starting 53 games for the Raiders.
Signing a deal with the Chiefs this off-season, Routt butted heads with Head Coach Romeo Crennel which eventually led to his release from the Chiefs. Routt started all seven games he suited up for the Chiefs and came away with two interceptions, but according to reports he failed to understand the defensive scheme of the Chiefs.
Now added to the Texans roster, Routt will be taking the place of injured cornerback Brice McCain who broke his foot against the Tennessee Titans this past weekend. Routt will join a young secondary with their two veterans Johnathan Joseph and Alan Ball nursing injuries.
It would still be expected that Kareem Jackson, Brandon Harris and Roc Carmichael get more playing time than Routt at this part of the season.
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Police hope to deliver an investigative report to prosecutors
Tuesday, detailing what caused Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan
Belcher to kill his girlfriend and then himself.