(Editor's Note: This news has been confirmed from multiple sources and from where I am sitting I see this as a shot over the bow to players who were overpaid by Mr. Davis. Stanford was our best corner last year and definitely had some trade value, so I am curious to know more about his structure )
The official Facebook for the Oakland Raiders just posted:
"The Raiders have released cornerback Stanford Routt."
Confirmed by Official Raiders Site: http://www.raiders.com/team/transactions.html
So far I don't see this news listed anywhere else but if it's legit it just goes to show that this team is in for a HUGE shake up this off-season. I can't say for certain whether this is a good thing or not. What we saw from the secondary this year was less than spectacular, but we've already been hard-pressed to find good corners, so to release our "star" corner is definitely an interesting move.