Stanford Routt 'drawing interest' from Lions, according to report

Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

The Detroit Lions may be trying to sign cornerback Stanford Routt, who was released by the Kansas City Chiefs earlier in the week.

The Kansas City Chiefs waived cornerback Stanford Routt after Week 9, and now Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports is reporting that the Miami Dolphins, Arizona Cardinals and Detroit Lions have all shown interest in signing the veteran defensive back. Routt appeared in seven games for the Chiefs in 2012 and grabbed two interceptions, and over his seven-year NFL career he has started 60 games and snatched 12 picks.

The Lions own the No. 8 pass defense in the NFL, but their secondary has been thinned out by injuries in each of the past few seasons. Routt would provide another veteran option for the team to use as they attempt to fight into the playoff race.

The NFC North is stacked with receiving talent -- ranging from Brandon Marshall, to Jordy Nelson to Percy Harvin -- so Routt could help the Lions try to hold down division opponents in the remaining games this season.

The Lions host the Vikings on Sunday.

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