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AkronSteel
12-04-2012, 12:50 PM
It looks as if the Pittsburgh Steelers will be bringing in Stanford Routt for a workout today. I actually would like this move. I know that he has had some difficulties in the past but who hasn't that played for the Raiders. I think the guy could be a contributor in the sub packages and could give the Steelers another experienced corner for the stretch run. As much as I hate losing Ike, it could actually be a plus in the end. Any thoughts?

Side Note: Routt does also have a workout scheduled with the Houston Texans as well today!

steeler_fan_in_t.o.
12-04-2012, 01:01 PM
When it is week 14 and you need to hit the streets to find a CB, Routt is a good find.

NorthCoast
12-04-2012, 01:21 PM
There are no unsigned 'hidden gems' at this point in the season. It's mostly a matter of whether the team is willing to try to coach him up and keep him out of trouble. As a short term fix, I don't think the team could do much better.

flippy
12-04-2012, 01:30 PM
There are no unsigned 'hidden gems' at this point in the season.

SD got Danario Alexander off the street a few weeks back and he's turning into a beast of a WR. You never know?

spyboots
12-04-2012, 01:59 PM
Routt played at University of Houston, though, so he may prefer to play in Houston, but you never know.

hawaiiansteel
12-04-2012, 02:24 PM
Stanford Routt visiting Pittsburgh too

Posted by Josh Alper on December 4, 2012

It’s a good time of the year to be a veteran cornerback looking for work.

Injuries open up opportunities in secondaries and you’re likely to be contacted by teams in playoff contention who don’t want to rely on untested players in the final weeks. Stanford Routt has two such teams on the line right now.

As Darin Gantt noted earlier, Routt is working out for the Texans on Tuesday after Houston lost cornerback Brice McCain for the season on Sunday. With Jonathan Joseph and Alan Ball also ailing, Houston could use some help right now.

So could Pittsburgh. Ike Taylor is going to be out for a while and the Steelers want a look at Routt as well. John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports that Routt will head to Pittsburgh after meeting with the Texans.

If Routt does land with either team, it will continue a strange year for the cornerback. He got dumped by the Raiders and Chiefs while pocketing about $11 million, but could wind up in the playoffs with a team that has more wins than the two teams he used to play for combined.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/12/04/stanford-routt-heading-to-pittsburgh-too/

JUST-PLAIN-NASTY
12-04-2012, 02:31 PM
Hmmm...Looking at this level tells me Taylor's injury may be at least the regular season & maybe beyond. They may not know excatly. I would be OK with Routt if Taylor is IR'd or out for the regular season.

phillyesq
12-04-2012, 03:01 PM
Wonder what Bryant McFadden is up to these days...

JUST-PLAIN-NASTY
12-04-2012, 03:09 PM
Word on Twitter is the Texans are signing him.

hawaiiansteel
12-04-2012, 03:12 PM
Wonder what Bryant McFadden is up to these days...

I will always fondly remember BMac for that pass he broke up against Reggie Wayne that helped us to beat the Colts and ultimately win the Super Bowl...

http://i.ytimg.com/vi/A4C6cRPytfs/0.jpg

hawaiiansteel
12-04-2012, 03:18 PM
Word on Twitter is the Texans are signing him.

Texans sign cornerback Stanford Routt to one-year deal

Posted on December 4, 2012 by John McClain

After losing Brice McCain with a fractured foot and seeing Johnathan Joseph and Alan Ball miss Sunday’s 24-10 victory at Tennessee, the Texans were in the market for another cornerback before they play Monday night at New England.

The Texans worked out heavily criticized veteran Stanford Routt this morning. Then they met with him and interviewed him and have elected to sign him to a one-year, pro-rated deal.

Routt, 29, played at the University of Houston. Oakland selected him in the second round of the 2005 draft after he ran a 4.27 40-yard dash at the scouting combine. He played seven seasons with the Raiders.

Routt (6-2, 195) signed with Kansas City in the offseason. He was so bad with the Chiefs they placed him on waivers on Nov. 5.

Routt has been given perhaps a last chance to show the NFL that he’s coachable and not the problem child he’s been portrayed as. He’ll have to overcome that reputation with the Texans, who are 11-1 with a six-game winning streak.

Today, the Texans have three healthy cornerbacks – Kareem Jackson, Brandon Harris and Roc Carmichael. They’re hoping Joseph and Ball will be healthy enough to play against the Patriots.

http://blog.chron.com/ultimatetexans/2012/12/texans-sign-cornerback-stanford-routt-to-one-year-deal/

phillyesq
12-04-2012, 03:52 PM
I will always fondly remember BMac for that pass he broke up against Reggie Wayne that helped us to beat the Colts and ultimately win the Super Bowl...




I remember that one, too. Huge play.

I also think highly of McFadden based on the way he handled himself last year. He didn't pout when demoted and even made a few key special teams plays.

ikestops85
12-04-2012, 06:17 PM
Where oh where is my Joe Burnett. A guy I thought couldn't miss. :oops:

One more reason I have to drag my sorry arse to the office every morning instead of being a scout for my favorite football team. :lol:

SidSmythe
12-04-2012, 07:13 PM
Where oh where is my Joe Burnett. A guy I thought couldn't miss. :oops:

One more reason I have to drag my sorry arse to the office every morning instead of being a scout for my favorite football team. :lol:

I liked Burnett and Crezdon Butler and hated Lewis!!

hawaiiansteel
12-04-2012, 09:48 PM
Where oh where is my Joe Burnett. A guy I thought couldn't miss. :oops:

One more reason I have to drag my sorry arse to the office every morning instead of being a scout for my favorite football team. :lol:

Joe Burnett is now a proud member of the Edmonton Eskimos of the CFL.

http://cfl.uploads.mrx.ca/league/images/en/general/2012/07/crop_18807355413.jpg

Slapstick
12-04-2012, 10:39 PM
Crezdon Butler was on a practice squad, but was signed to the Bills active roster last month...

I might give Burnett another shot...now that the CFL season is over...he never worked with Carnell Lake as a coach...

Oviedo
12-04-2012, 10:47 PM
Crezdon Butler was on a practice squad, but was signed to the Bills active roster last month...

I might give Burnett another shot...now that the CFL season is over...he never worked with Carnell Lake as a coach...

Burnett had a great season in Canada. I guess the fact they are looking means Marcus Van Dyke isn't going to amount to anything


2012: (Edmonton) In 18 games (18 starts) at cornerback Burnett recorded 47 defensive tackles (2 for a loss), 3 special teams tackles, a team-leading 7 knockdowns, a team and league-leading 6 interceptions for 167 yards and 2 touchdowns, including one of which was returned 108 yards for a touchdown, and a fumble recovery returned 44 yards for a touchdown. He also had 28 kickoff returns for 573 yards (longest 43, average 20.5), 52 punt returns for 440 yards, (longest 43, average 8.5) and 3 missed field goal returns for 74 yards (longest 27, average 24.7). He earned Defensive Player of the Week honours in Week 4. Burnett also started the Eastern Semi-Final and had two tackles and two knockdowns. He added three punt returns for 20 yards. Joe was named a Western Division All-Star.

Chadman
12-04-2012, 11:26 PM
I guess the fact they are looking means Marcus Van Dyke isn't going to amount to anything


Not sure if that is an accurate assumption to make. The way the NFL is played today, you need 5-6 CB's on the roster. With Taylor down the Steelers have 4. It's not like they are chasing a starting quality CB.

Chadman
12-04-2012, 11:29 PM
Will say- don't actually mind the idea of B-Mac at this stage. Familiar with the system & could step in and contribute right away.

What more is needed at this point, right?