Oakland, CA – The Oakland Raiders released cornerback year contract extension.
The deal guaranteed Routt $20 million over the first two years and was potentially worth $31.5 million overall.
Routt, who was a second-round pick of the Raiders in 2005, played in 16 games in 2011, starting 15 and registering 49 tackles and four interceptions.
The move comes under the watch of new general manager Reggie McKenzie. Since he was hired in early January, McKenzie has made major changes, firing head coach Hue Jackson and bringing in Dennis Allen, Greg Knapp and Jason Tarver to act as head coach, offensive coordinator and defensive coordinator, respectively.