KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Former Raiders cornerback Stanford Routt was waived by the Kansas City Chiefs Monday as part of a defensive shakeup by Oakland's AFC West rivals.

Routt, who signed a three-year, $19.6 million deal with the Chiefs after being released by the Raiders in February, was cut because "the relationship was not progressing," said Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel.

Crennel, meanwhile, removed himself from defensive coordinator duties in Kansas City. Crennel said Gary Gibbs would become defensive coordinator and he would spend more time with the entire team. The last-place Chiefs are 1-7.

Routt started seven games with Kansas City and had two interceptions, including one against the Raiders during Oakland's win last week. However, Routt also gave up a pair of touchdown passes against Oakland. Oakland's second-round pick in 2005, Routt was inactive for Thursday's loss to San Diego.

While the Raiders are short-handed at cornerback with projected starters Shawntae Spencer and Ron Bartell still sidelined with injuries, don't expect a Routt reunion in Oakland. When coach Dennis Allen was asked Monday is there had been any discussion about bringing back Routt, he replied "No."

Crennel said Javier Arenas will move into the starting lineup opposite Brandon Flowers. Kansas City signed former Tennessee Titans defensive tackle Shaun Smith to replace Routt on the roster.


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Routt, who was the Raiders' second-round pick in 2005, received $5 million in guaranteed money when he was cut by Oakland. If Routt clears waivers, he'll also get the rest of his $1.8 million base salary from Kansas City as termination pay. In addition, he received a $4 million signing bonus from the Chiefs.

In all, Routt has pocketed $10.8 million after being cut twice this year.