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David Amerson | Defensive Back

Team: Oakland Raiders
Age / DOB:  (23) / 12/8/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 205
College: North Carolina State
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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. Sep 22 - 4:17 PM

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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.
Sep 21 - 5:30 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.
Aug 3 - 7:38 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.
May 19 - 9:08 AM

Redskins RCB David Amerson is expected to be back in the starting lineup Week 13 against the Colts after being a healthy scratch last week.

Amerson violated team rules, missing a meeting last Friday, and was benched against the 49ers. His insertion back into the lineup could also be taken as a plus for Andrew Luck, as Amerson has been routinely rinsed in coverage. Luck is the No. 1 quarterback play for Week 13. Giddy up.
Fri, Nov 28, 2014 11:14:00 AM

Redskins RCB David Amerson was a healthy scratch for Week 12 after he violated a team rule.

The Skins were forced to start Tracy Porter, one of the worst cornerbacks in the league. Per NBC Washington's Dianna Marie Russini, Amerson "stayed out late Thursday" and overslept before missing Friday's practice. The 51st overall pick in last year's draft, Amerson has also been regularly fried in coverage this season. The onetime NCAA interceptions leader is looking like a bust.
Sun, Nov 23, 2014 09:05:00 PM

Redskins RCB David Amerson is done for the day in Week 6 with a concussion.

Amerson is theoretically Washington's top cornerback, although that's not saying much. With DeAngelo Hall out for the year, the Redskins will have to reach into their depth to find answers for Arizona's passing attack.
Sun, Oct 12, 2014 05:18:00 PM

According to NFL Network's Albert Breer, Redskins coaches have seen in second-year CB David Amerson a "facsimile of Aqib Talib."

In layman's terms, they believe Amerson is an exact copy of Talib. The Redskins are banking on a sophomore leap from Amerson to help turn around a secondary that was shredded last year. Amerson stands 6'1/205 with terrific ball skills. He picked off 13 passes as a sophomore at NC State. Amerson is penned in as the starter opposite DeAngelo Hall. The Skins' real concern is at safety.
Fri, Jun 6, 2014 12:49:00 PM

The Redskins still plan to start David Amerson across from DeAngelo Hall this season.

The Skins meekly tried to upgrade their secondary in free agency, but whiffed on all their targets other than oft-burned nickel corner Tracy Porter. It leaves Amerson, last year's second-round pick, with a ton on his shoulders. Jay Gruden has said the coaches believe the rangy prospect is "ready." Until he proves it, this unit will be one to attack from a fantasy matchup perspective.
Wed, Apr 9, 2014 08:01:00 AM

Redskins CB David Amerson is expected to get a chance to start in 2014.

Amerson, the 51st selection in last April's draft, served as the Redskins No. 3 corner behind DeAngelo Hall and Josh Wilson as a rookie. Both Wilson and Hall are set to become free agents. There will likely be mutual interest between Hall and the Redskins regarding a new deal, but Wilson struggled and will probably be elsewhere. Amerson (6-foot-1, 205) has the ideal length to play outside. Washington will also be eyeing corners in free agency and the draft.
Tue, Jan 28, 2014 02:55:00 PM

Redskins CB David Amerson (concussion) is expected to be cleared for Week 7.

"He passed his tests," coach Mike Shanahan said Thursday. "He’ll be tested every day and go through the protocol, and if he passes his tests each day, he should be ready to go." A second-round pick, Amerson has made two starts this season, playing 245 snaps.
Thu, Oct 17, 2013 06:46:00 PM

Redskins CB David Amerson left Sunday night's Week 6 game against the Cowboys with a concussion.

Amerson suffered a helmet to helmet hit on a kickoff return in the third quarter and is out for the game. He'll now need to pass the league's concussion protocol before returning to practice.
Sun, Oct 13, 2013 10:26:00 PM

Second-round pick David Amerson has received more first-team reps than any cornerback in Redskins camp.

Per the Washington Post, coaches and veteran players have both described Amerson as "the most talented corner on the team." Amerson obviously doesn't lack talent, but he's still prone to peeking into the backfield, a problem that plagued him throughout last season at North Carolina State. In an ideal world, the Redskins will fix that issue and use Amerson at outside corner in all nickel packages, opposite Josh Wilson with DeAngelo Hall in the slot.
Sun, Aug 4, 2013 05:01:00 PM

Redskins signed second-round CB David Amerson to a four-year contract.

Amerson was beat deep more than any cornerback in college football last season, but the Redskins believe his issues were fundamental and fixable. The Skins are expected to open the season with Josh Wilson at right corner, DeAngelo Hall at left corner, and E.J. Biggers in the nickel package. Amerson should target Biggers to unseat for sub-package duty, pushing Hall into the slot.
Fri, May 17, 2013 04:20:00 PM

CSN Washington reports No. 51 pick CB David Amerson's size, length and speed were "evident as he smothered receivers" in Redskins rookie minicamp.

He played mostly right corner. Amerson was routinely burned for touchdown bombs at NC State in 2012, but coach Mike Shanahan believes his issues are fixable. "We do a lot of things differently in our secondary," Shanahan said. "We think we can give him opportunities he hasn’t had in the past." Amerson will push Josh Wilson and DeAngelo Hall for a starting cornerback job in camp.
Wed, May 8, 2013 06:02:00 PM

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