CB Stanford Routt returns an interception for a touchdown during the Raiders 31-10 win at Kansas City in the 2010 regular season finale. Photo by Tony Gonzales.
The Oakland Raiders have re-signed starting cornerback Stanford Routt. Routt, 27, is entering his seventh NFL season and is coming off his best year as a pro in 2010, establishing career highs in tackles (55), passes defensed (13), forced fumbles (one) and touchdowns (one).
Figures from 2010 show that Routt is emerging as an elite cornerback in the NFL. According to Stats, Inc., Routt ranked among the top three cornerbacks in the league, allowing completions on only 39 percent of the attempts thrown his way. That percentage was the lowest in the NFL of any player targeted at least 60 times.
In the regular season finale at Kansas City on January 2, Routt returned a fourth quarter interception 22 yards for a touchdown to seal a 31-10 Raider victory.
Since entering the NFL as Oakland's second round draft pick in 2005, Routt has played in 94 league games and has six career interceptions, two sacks, 35 passes defensed and one forced fumble. He set a career high with three interceptions in 2007.