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David Amerson | Defensive Back | #29

Team: Oakland Raiders
Age / DOB:  (24) / 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 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. Sep 25 - 11:37 AM

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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.
Sep 23 - 4:00 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.
Sep 21 - 5:02 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.
Sep 18 - 8:12 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.
Jul 15 - 6:02 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.
Jun 22 - 1:46 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

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

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