Let look at the rest of the info in that article shall we?
Routt was one of the Chiefs' notable free-agent acquisitions, signing a three-year, $18 million deal to fill in after Brandon Carr left for the Dallas Cowboys.
So he was may be expensive.
The longtime member of the Oakland Raiders has struggled mightily in Crennel's defensive scheme, though. He's been routinely beaten for long pass plays, including two weeks ago against his former team, and missed last week's game with what the Chiefs called a hamstring injury.
Likes to give up the big play and is somewhat injury prone.
"You have relationships," Crennel said. "You bring people in and you hope that things work the way you want them to work. The transition was taking a little longer than I thought it would take.
Slow on the uptake.
Javier Arenas started in Routt's place last week against San Diego, and Crennel said that's what he envisions going forward. Jalil Brown will also be in the mix. "He was trying, giving effort," Crennel said of Arenas, who has played primarily nickel back since the Chiefs drafted him. "He made tackles. He came up on run support, made tackles on run support. I think he represented himself pretty decently."
Doesn't do "tackling". Doesn't give 100%.
So to sum up... we have a hurt, older, expensive version of Sam Shields. TT get on the phone!