Chiefs & Raiders: A history of players/coaches changing sides

The Kansas City Chiefs on Tuesday came to terms with former Oakland Raiders cornerback Stanford Routt. According to sources, Routt will receive $6.5 million in guarantees and will make $11 million in 2012 as part of a three-year deal. This is not the first time a player or coach has traded-in their colors in this fierce rivalry. Here’s a look at some that joined the enemy in the past: Harvey Williams, RB (From KC to OAK) In 1993, Los...

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What’s next for the Raiders? Secondary questions & Franchise tag a concern

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that cutting cornerback Stanford Routt will cost the Oakland Raiders $2.2 million in salary-cap space in 2012. This will force the Silver & Black to go bargain shopping for help in the defensive backfield. One name that immediately comes into mind is Tracy Porter, who played for Dennis Allen in New Orleans and will be an unrestricted free agent this winter. Tyvon Branch will be Oakland’s next concern...

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Raiders: Routt gone, purging of 2ndary the right move for Oakland

Reggie McKenzie knew he inherited a roster full of wacky deals when he inked his general manager’s contract with the Raiders.  And one of his first goals was to purge the payroll and start righting some of the wrongs his predecessors committed. Today, the Oakland Raiders released Stanford Routt. The cornerback signed a three-year $31.5 million contract in February of 2011 before the league’s labor disagreement – a deal which included...

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Raiders release cornerback Stanford Routt, more to come?

In his first move involving a player since he was hired, new Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie and the Raiders announced that corner back Stanford Routt has been released from the team on Thursday. The move comes just a year after Routt signed a three-year $31.5 million contract. He later restructured the contract, making it a five-year $54.5 million, $20 million of that was guaranteed. The move comes on the eve of his...

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Weekend Tidbits: No Raiders on All-Pro team, McKenzie’s impact & more

The National Football League’s All Pro team was selected this week and no members of the Silver & Black were selected. Six Oakland Raiders received votes, but their cross bay rivals, the San Francisco 49ers, kept two stand out players off the squad. Sebastian Janikowski and Shane Lechler, who will represent the conference in the Pro Bowl, were runner-ups to David Akers and Andy Lee. Tyvon Branch, Richard Seymour, Jared Veldheer...

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