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David Amerson | Defensive Back | #29

Team: Oakland Raiders
Age / DOB:  (25) / 12/8/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 205
College: North Carolina State
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 2 (51) / WAS
Contract: view contract details

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Raiders LCB David Amerson (knee) is questionable for Week 13.
Amerson is expected to play after sitting out last week. His return is a needed upgrade to the Raiders’ secondary. Amerson was PFF’s No. 18 corner before going down. Fri, Dec 2, 2016 05:11:00 PM

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Raiders CB David Amerson (knee) was a limited participant at Wednesday's practice.

It's a step in the right direction after he was inactive against the Panthers last week. Arguably Oakland's best corner, Amerson's likely return will be a boost for the secondary.
Wed, Nov 30, 2016 05:19:00 PM

Raiders CB David Amerson (knee) is inactive for Week 12 against the Panthers.

Amerson missed practice Wednesday and Thursday before getting in a limited session Friday. It wasn't enough for him to be ready. It's a boost to both Kelvin Benjamin and Cam Newton's matchups, as Amerson is arguably the Raiders' best corner. D.J. Hayden will be an every-snap corner. Also inactive for the Raiders are RB DeAndre Washington, QB Connor Cook, CB Dexter McDonald, ILB Perry Riley, OT Denver Kirkland, and OLB Shilique Calhoun.
Sun, Nov 27, 2016 03:03:00 PM

According to ESPN's Adam Caplan, Raiders CB David Amerson (knee) is "very questionable" for Sunday's Week 12 game against the Panthers.

Amerson only practiced once this week and is headed for a game-time decision. He holds PFF's 18th-highest grade out of 119 qualifiers at cornerback this season. Amerson's absence would improve Kelvin Benjamin's fantasy outlook for Week 12.
Sun, Nov 27, 2016 10:39:00 AM

Raiders CB David Amerson (knee) is listed as questionable for Week 12.

Amerson returned to practice Friday after sitting out the last two days. He's expected to play against the Panthers, but doesn't look fully healthy. Amerson should draw a lot of Kelvin Benjamin in coverage.
Fri, Nov 25, 2016 05:34:00 PM

Raiders CB David Amerson (concussion) is active for Week 3 against the Titans.

Amerson was able to gain clearance over the weekend. Inactive for the Raiders are OT Austin Howard, QB Connor Cook, CB Dexter McDonald, CB Antonio Hamilton, OT Matt McCants, and TE Mychal Rivera.
Sun, Sep 25, 2016 11:37:00 AM

Raiders CB David Amerson (concussion) is questionable for Week 3 against the Titans.

Amerson returned to a full practice on Friday. He should be able to pass the league's concussion protocol before Sunday's meeting with Tennessee. The Raiders need some stability in their secondary after getting torched through the air against Matt Ryan last week and Drew Brees the week before.
Fri, Sep 23, 2016 04:00:00 PM

Raiders coach Jack Del Rio expects CB David Amerson (concussion) to play against the Titans in Week 3.

Amerson remains in the league's concussion protocol but Del Rio thinks he'll be "fine" by Sunday. With Sean Smith struggling, the Raiders need Amerson healthy and playing well. For what it's worth, Amerson was a limited participant at Wednesday's practice.
Wed, Sep 21, 2016 05:02:00 PM

Raiders CB David Amerson suffered a concussion in the Week 2 loss to the Falcons.

He's in the league's protocol and can be considered questionable for Week 3 at the Titans. The Raiders have allowed 69 points through two games, but Amerson has arguably been their best cover corner with veteran Sean Smith getting roasted by both the Saints and Falcons. We'll update Amerson later this week.
Sun, Sep 18, 2016 08:12:00 PM

Raiders signed CB David Amerson to a four-year, $38 million extension through 2020.

The deal includes $18 million guaranteed. It's a huge raise for a player who was owed just $880,000 in the final year of his contract. A big, physical press corner, Amerson was an immediate starter for Oakland after getting waived from Washington last year, grading as PFF's No. 9 overall cover corner. Sean Smith will open the season opposite Amerson in a vastly improved Raiders secondary. First-round pick Karl Joseph and 2015 NFL interceptions leader Reggie Nelson will man the safety positions.
Fri, Jul 15, 2016 06:02:00 PM

David Amerson is fully expected to be the Raiders' starting corner opposite Sean Smith.

We haven't had a blurb on Amerson since he was waived by the Redskins last September. The Raiders claimed him and immediately plugged him in as the starter Week 4. A second-round bust in D.C., Amerson's career path took a 180-degree turn. From Week 4 on, Amerson was PFF's No. 9 overall cover corner, allowing a 55-percent catch rate and 2:4 TD:INT ratio with 13 pass breakups. With Smith and Amerson, the Raiders might finally have a respectable corner duo.
Wed, Jun 22, 2016 01:46:00 PM

Raiders claimed CB David Amerson off waivers from the Redskins.

S Tevin McDonald has been waived in a corresponding roster move. Still only 23, Amerson is blessed with ideal size and speed, but was a frequent burn victim in the Redskins' secondary. There are snaps there for the taking in Oakland's beat up secondary, but there's little reason to believe Amerson will be any more effective for coach Jack Del Rio than he was in Washington.
Tue, Sep 22, 2015 04:17:00 PM

Redskins waived CB David Amerson.

Mike Mayock's scouting report on Amerson coming out of North Carolina State included the memorable quip, "He gave up more vertical touchdown passes than any corner I've ever seen in my life." Very often players don't change their stripes from college to the pros, and Amerson remained a touchdown-allowing machine in Washington. Still only 23 years old with great measurable size and speed, Amerson should get a chance elsewhere.
Mon, Sep 21, 2015 05:30:00 PM

Redskins CB David Amerson suffered a sprained AC joint in his shoulder at Monday's training camp practice and is expected to miss a "few days."

One of fantasy football's favorite whipping boys last season, Amerson allowed quarterbacks to have an astronomically-high 140.2 passer rating when throwing at him. The Redskins signed CB Chris Culliver in the offseason and with DeAngelo Hall returning from injury, Amerson should be forced into sub-package duties as Washington's No. 4 corner behind Bashaud Breeland.
Mon, Aug 3, 2015 07:38:00 PM

The Redskins thought CB David Amerson regressed last season.

That's putting it nicely. Amerson was a walking blowtorch last season, grading out 108th among 108 qualifying corners in PFF's grades. Quarterbacks had an outrageous 140.2 rating when throwing at him and he surrendered 10 touchdowns. Fantasy owners should be praying the Redskins are forced into starting Amerson instead of LCB Bashaud Breeland or DeAngelo Hall at some point this year. Chris Culliver was signed to be their every-down right corner.
Tue, May 19, 2015 09:08:00 AM