Inside The Bills

Routt knows Wannstedt’s resume

Posted by Chris Brown on February 13, 2012 – 5:30 pm

Bills free agent visitor Stanford Routt is very familiar with Bills new defensive coordinator Dave Wannstedt. Growing up in Austin, Texas he still remembers his defensive coordinator in Big ‘D’. Whether it’s enough to lure Routt to Buffalo remains to be seen.

“I remember Dave all the way when he was back with the Cowboys and the Bears,” said Routt. “It was a pleasure meeting him. Obviously he’s a great guy and a great football mind and he can definitely bring a lot of things to a corner(‘s game).”

Routt was asked to describe his strengths and responded with the following.

“I can cover,” he said. “Obviously I can run and I can come up and make plays in any facet of the game.”

Being a free agent when the rest of the cornerback crop is not is to his advantage. He doesn’t have to worry as much about doors closing on him knowing other free agents aren’t out there scooping up potential jobs that he could have. So it sounds as though his final decision on his new NFL destination might be a while.

“It’s definitely been a bit different,” he said. “This is the first time ever being a free agent, but I’m enjoying it and I know that I’ll find a home eventually.”

Our updated story on Routt’s visit is at the home page of right now.

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