Raiders released CB Stanford Routt.
It's not clear if the surprising move is for financial reasons or if Routt did something incur the wrath of the new regime. Routt had restructured his contract last August to five years and $54.5 million, an exorbitant number even for the team's top cover corner. Routt's contract was said to contain $20 million in guarantees over the first two years, so Oakland is essentially paying him not to play in 2012. The entire secondary must be rebuilt this offseason.