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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 (concussion) is listed as questionable for Week 5.
Amerson hasn't been having a great year, but he is the Raiders' best corner. The Ravens' passing game still seems unlikely to exploit any of Oakland's weaknesses. The Ravens, and Joe Flacco in particular, have struggled badly on offense. Oct 6 - 3:19 PM

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Raiders CB David Amerson (concussion) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

It's a good sign that Amerson is already back at practice after being concussed in Week 4. Amerson's concussions are a concern as he's now suffered three of them in the last year and change. Dexter McDonald filled in at right corner after Amerson exited Sunday's game.
Oct 4 - 6:57 PM

Raiders CB David Amerson left Sunday's Week 4 game against the Broncos with a concussion and will not return.

He recorded two tackles before exiting in the first quarter. With Gareon Conley (shin) out and Amerson done for the day, Oakland's secondary is running on fumes right now. Dexter McDonald is now in at left corner. This is Amerson's third known concussion in the last two years.
Oct 1 - 6:10 PM

Raiders LCB David Amerson has passed the concussion protocol, and will be active for Sunday's opener against the Titans.

It's a bullet dodged for the Raiders, who have issues to spare at cornerback. A Sunday shootout is brewing between the Raiders and Titans.
Sep 5 - 4:59 PM

Raiders LCB David Amerson suffered a concussion in Saturday night's third preseason game.

Amerson also suffered a concussion last Week 2, costing him a game. With just about two weeks left before Week 1, Amerson's availability is in doubt. The Raiders have struggled mightily at the other cornerback positions this preseason as Sean Smith was benched (again) and T.J. Carrie got dogwalked by Cooper Kupp last week. The Raiders face Marcus Mariota's Titans in the opener.
Aug 26 - 11:32 PM

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

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

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