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David Amerson | Defensive Back

Team: Kansas City Chiefs
Age / DOB:  (26) / 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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Chiefs signed CB David Amerson to a one-year, $2.25 million contract.
Amerson can earn another $3.75 million through incentives. This, of course, is not the destination the Raiders would have picked. Amerson, 26, stays in the AFC West with Kansas City, which needs a starting right cornerback across from LCB Marcus Peters with Kendall Fuller in the slot. Amerson was a 2015 revelation in Oakland after a trade from Washington, then fizzled out immediately after signing a 2016 five-year, $34 million deal. On a one-year prove-it contract with the Chiefs, Amerson will have full motivation in 2018. Feb 16 - 8:03 PM

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The 49ers have interest in free agent CB David Amerson.

Amerson has already visited the Texans and Bears, and reports indicate he has three more visits set up for the rest of the week. The 49ers struggled at corner all last season. 26-year-old Amerson is worth a flier on a cheap salary.
Feb 12 - 4:54 PM

Free agent CB David Amerson is visiting the Texans on Monday.

Amerson visited the Bears last week, and NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports he has "three more visits" scheduled after the Texans. Amerson earned a big deal from the Raiders with a solid 2015, but he has mostly struggled since. Still, he would be a good reclamation project.
Feb 12 - 9:33 AM

Free agent CB David Amerson will visit the Bears on Wednesday.'s Ian Rapoport reports Amerson also has "other" visits scheduled. Low on corners, the Bears are going to cast a wide net this offseason. Amerson was a massive free agent bust in Oakland, but perhaps he would experience a Vic Fangio bounce in Chicago.
Feb 6 - 1:05 PM

Raiders released CB David Amerson.

The move is not a surprise, but it was a disappointing one after the Raiders gave Amerson a five-year, $34 million deal before the 2016 season. Amerson went right in the tank, only starting 21 games over the next two years and getting progressively worse whenever he suited up. As T.J. Carrie is a free agent, the Raiders are left with Sean Smith, Gareon Conley, and Dexter McDonald atop their cornerback depth chart. They need to try to keep Carrie after a breakout year at slot corner.
Feb 5 - 5:38 PM

Raiders declared CB David Amerson (foot), OT Vadal Alexander (concussion), DT Treyvon Hester (ankle), QB Connor Cook, DT Darius Latham, OG Ian Silberman, and WR Issac Whitney inactive for Week 17 against the Chargers.

Sidelined since Week 7 because of a sprained foot, Amerson looked close to returning a couple weeks ago before suffering a setback. He was also able to practice on a limited basis this week, suggesting he will be ready to go well before the offseason program. Amerson returning healthy should help as the Raiders look to take a step forward on defense next season.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 03:01:00 PM

Raiders CB David Amerson (foot) is questionable for Week 17 against the Chargers.

There's not much upside in pushing Amerson for a meaningless game. Amerson's absence would be an upgrade to Keenan Allen's matchup.
Fri, Dec 29, 2017 05:40:00 PM

Raiders CB David Amerson (foot) is doubtful for Week 16 against the Eagles.

Amerson hasn't practiced since last week's setback. He'll miss his eighth straight game.
Sat, Dec 23, 2017 03:41:00 PM

Raiders CB David Amerson (foot) is inactive for Week 15 against Dallas.

Amerson wasn't expected to play after being listed doubtful. He'll miss his seventh straight game. Also inactive for the Raiders are WR Amari Cooper, QB Connor Cook, DE Mario Edwards Jr, TE Clive Walford, OT David Sharpe and OT Jylan Ware.
Sun, Dec 17, 2017 07:13:00 PM

Raiders CB David Amerson (foot) is doubtful for Week 15 against the Cowboys.

He missed his second straight practice on Friday. Apparently Amerson suffered a setback to his sprained foot earlier this week. He's expected to miss his seventh straight game and at this point, it's fair to wonder if we've seen the last of him in 2017. Dexter McDonald and Sean Smith will start at cornerback against Dallas.
Fri, Dec 15, 2017 03:41:00 PM

Raiders CB David Amerson (foot) is questionable for Week 14 against the Chiefs.

Amerson took longer than expected to recover from a foot injury but is expected to return this week following a five-game absence. He'll provide an immediate boost to what has been one of the league's worst secondaries.
Fri, Dec 8, 2017 04:29:00 PM

Raiders declared CB David Amerson (foot) inactive for Week 13 against the Giants.

Amerson was able to get in three limited practices this week, but he still is not ready to return. Luckily, the Raiders' shaky secondary is unlikely to be exploited with Geno Smith starting for the Giants.
Sun, Dec 3, 2017 03:00:00 PM

Raiders CB David Amerson (foot) is questionable for Week 13 against the Giants.

Amerson has missed the last four games. He's on track to play Sunday after practicing all week. Amerson's return is a needed upgrade to an Oakland secondary that ranks near the bottom of the league.
Fri, Dec 1, 2017 05:01:00 PM

Raiders CB David Amerson (foot) returned to a limited practice on Wednesday.

This puts Amerson on track to return Sunday against the Giants. It will be his first game action since Week 7. Amerson's presence should improve what has been one of the league's worst secondaries.
Wed, Nov 29, 2017 07:03:00 PM

Raiders CB David Amerson (foot) will resume practicing on Wednesday.

It puts Amerson on track to return after missing the Raiders' past four games. The bye week was also mixed in. Amerson was struggling mightily before going down.
Tue, Nov 28, 2017 04:38:00 PM

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