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Old 11-18-2012, 10:44 AM   #583
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Routt missed curfew to see fiancee'

Chiefs cornerback Stanford Routt, a key free agent signing before the season, was released unexpectedly on Nov. 5. As previously reported Routt was released at least in part due to a curfew violation prior to their game in San Diego on Nov. 1.

Routt broke curfew in order to check on his fiancee, who recently underwent surgery, sources said, but otherwise was not a problem off the field there. Routt was having a rough first season in Kansas City, and with the team struggling and embattled head coach Romeo Crennel looking to shake things up, Routt was waived.

Routt visited the Lions Friday, and was up front with team officials about breaking the curfew and the circumstances of his release by the Chiefs, according to a source with knowledge of his visit. Miami was among other teams to express interest but no contracts have materialized yet.

Routt signed a huge contract with Oakland prior to the lockout, but was let go by the Raiders after the 2011 season as the team's new front office tried to work through a severe salary cap issue.

Routt received $5 million guaranteed in his contract with Kansas City, with much higher salaries and bonuses due starting in 2013, which played a large role in why he went unclaimed after being released. In an otherwise rough season, he did pick off a pass which helped clinch the Chiefs' only win of the season, against the Saints in Week 3.
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