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Routt’s new deal expected today

Kansas City's Bowe is brought down by Oakland's Routt in Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe (L) is brought down by Oakland Raiders cornerback Stanford Routt during the first half of their NFL football game at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri December 24, 2011. REUTERS/Dave Kaup (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)


On Sunday morning, we reported that former Raiders cornerback Stanford Routt will soon be picking his next team.

We now expect that decision to be finalized and formalized today.

Routt has visited the Bills, Chiefs, and Bengals since being released by the Raiders, who made the move to avoid fully guaranteeing his $5 million base salary for 2012. (Routt nevertheless leaves with $10 million in hand and another $5 million on the way; even DeAngelo Hall thinks that’s a good haul for a short stint in Oakland.)

Since the Chiefs play the Raiders twice per year and they face the possible departure of Brandon Carr via free agency and they use the same kind of man-to-man style with which Routt is familiar, we’ve got a feeling Routt will be wearing an arrowhead on his next helmet.

UPDATE 2:00 p.m. ET: And the blind squirrel gnaws on an acorn.