The Detroit Lions have received better than expected play from their cornerback this year but that doesn’t mean they will be content to stand pat when a potential upgrade is available.
That has always been Martin Mayhew’s style so it is no wonder the Lions have been linked to Stanford Routt, now a free agent after being released by the Kansas City Chiefs.
Word broke yesterday that the Detroit Lions were one of at least three teams to show interest in Routt. The latest news provides evidence that the interest is mutual. From NFL insider Adam Caplan:
Veteran CB Stanford Routt, who was waived earlier this week by the Kansas City Chiefs, is scheduled to visit the Detroit Lions on Friday, an NFL source confirmed.
Even if the visit goes well and both sides remain interested, it is extremely unlikely that a deal would come this week. Pro Football Talk reported yesterday that Routt had a meeting scheduled with an NFC team this week, which we now know to be the Lions, and an AFC team on Monday. More so, a roster move is not in the Lions best interest with just two days before a game with the Minnesota Vikings.