View Full Version : Steelers bringing in CB Routt for a looksee

Fire Haley
12-04-2012, 10:26 AM
Stanford Routt reportedly to work out with Steelers

Routt has not made much of an impression during his free-agent tour since being cut by the Kansas City Chiefs in early November. He's worked out for a number of teams, including the Detroit Lions and Houston Texans. Routt was released by Oakland in February


Per Gerry Dulac.....The Steelers expect Ben Roethlisberger to return and start against the San Diego Chargers on Sunday, but they will be without cornerback Ike Taylor for at least two games and possibly longer. Taylor has some form of hairline fracture in his lower right leg

12-04-2012, 10:36 AM
Steelers coaching staff has a way of making players better! Hopefully it works out!

GMU Steeler
12-04-2012, 10:37 AM
Can't hurt.

12-04-2012, 10:40 AM
He's only 6' 1".

No thanks.

12-04-2012, 10:40 AM
Two words: CARNELL LAKE.

12-04-2012, 10:44 AM
He's only 6' 1".

No thanks.

Taylor is 6-2, Pffft. Giving up a whole inch!

12-04-2012, 10:45 AM
Cut by the Chiefs for a reason.

Ehhhhhh not hopeful for this one.

What happened to Van Dyke?

12-04-2012, 10:50 AM
Gotta do something to fill the vacant CB position

12-04-2012, 11:06 AM
What happened to Van Dyke?

He's very raw and still developing. I don't think he's ready for game action yet and needs another offseason with the team to get fully up to speed and have Carnell Lake's influence.

I do like him, though. I think he has a future with this team.

12-04-2012, 12:21 PM
He's only 6' 1".

No thanks.

A 6'1 corner is on the tall side.

Hawaii 5-0
12-04-2012, 12:22 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.


12-04-2012, 12:26 PM
Need the back-up. Hope he chooses us! But Houston may have the upper hand as McCain is out for the year and Taylor is only out for a few weeks.

Hawaii 5-0
12-04-2012, 12:37 PM
Need the back-up. Hope he chooses us! But Houston may have the upper hand as McCain is out for the year and Taylor is only out for a few weeks.

and Routt attended the University of Houston...

Hawaii 5-0
12-04-2012, 01:17 PM
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.


12-04-2012, 01:55 PM

He signed with the Texans.

Fire Haley
12-04-2012, 03:27 PM
yeah - so much for that

go youngbloods!

12-04-2012, 07:22 PM
Well so much for that.....

12-04-2012, 07:50 PM
He's only 6' 1".

No thanks.


12-04-2012, 08:20 PM
Bryant McFadden?

12-04-2012, 08:54 PM

12-04-2012, 10:34 PM
Dude ran a 4.27 at the combines in 03, has to still have blazing speed. 39% burn rate in 2010, he can't be that bad. Please let this guy pan out!

Hawaii 5-0
12-04-2012, 11:40 PM
Steelers Sign CB Josh Victorian Back To Practice Squad; Release WR Derrick Moye

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012 by Dave Bryan

The Pittsburgh Steelers made a practice squad roster move on Tuesday as it was announced that cornerback Josh Victorian has been brought back and that wide receiver Derrick Moye was released to make room for him.

The Steelers needed Victorian back because the fractured ankle suffered by Ike Taylor early in the win over the Baltimore Ravens has thinned the depth. Taylor is expected to be sidelined at least two weeks and maybe longer.

Victorian had been on the Steelers practice up until last week when he was released to make room for wide receiver Bert Reed. Moye had been on the practice squad for nearly a month as he was signed back on Nov. 7 after wide receiver Antonio Brown injured his ankle against the New York Giants.

Head coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday during his press conference that the team could bring in a few free agent cornerbacks over the course of the next few days, but that signing one was not guaranteed. The team more than likely is just updating their rolodex in case more injuries were to take place.

With Taylor now out DeMarcus Van Dyke is expected to dress after being inactive for the last several games.

http://network.yardbarker.com/nfl/article_external/steelers_sign_cb_josh_victorian_back_to_practice_s quad_release_wr_derrick_moye/12362026

12-05-2012, 04:56 PM
Steelers coaching staff has a way of making players better! Hopefully it works out!

Yeah, just like Demarcus (or is it Marcus ??) Van Dyke (think I got the last name right). :sofunny:

Hawaii 5-0
12-05-2012, 05:41 PM
Yeah, just like Demarcus (or is it Marcus ??) Van Dyke (think I got the last name right). :sofunny:

you did well with both DeMarcus Van Dyke's first and last names...:thumbsup: