Raiders CB Stanford Routt expects more scrutiny

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ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) -- Stanford Routt had quite the target on his back last season as opposing quarterbacks repeatedly threw in his direction in order to avoid All Pro cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha on the other side of the field.

With a hefty new contract in the offseason and Asomugha gone in free agency, Routt will have a different type of focus on him starting with the season opener Monday night in Denver.

Routt might get fewer balls thrown his way with Asomugha in Philadelphia but he will be under much more scrutiny to justify the millions of dollars he got and the confidence the Oakland Raiders showed in him this offseason.