By Will Reeve Jr.
The Raiders have exercised their out in cornerback David Amerson’s contract and have decided to release him Monday, according to the team.
Amerson signed a four-year, $33.9 million contract before posting 16 passes defensed and two interceptions in 2016. But he managed to play in just six games in 2017 due to a lingering mid-foot sprain injury and a series of concussions he has suffered in recent seasons (though the team officially listed him out with the foot injury).
By cutting Amerson now Oakland won’t suffer any dead salary cap hit, will save $6 million against the cap in 2018 and will get out of a three-year, $21 million commitment to the former Redskins CB. When Amerson was able to play in 2017, he allowed an opposing quarterback rating of over 156, per Pro Football Focus.
Below is the team’s official news release on their roster move.
ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have released CB David Amerson, the club announced Monday.
Amerson played in six games for the Raiders in 2017, starting each of them, and tallied 17 tackles (13 solo), four passes defensed and one fumble recovery. Over his five-year career with the Washington Redskins and Raiders, the former second-round draft pick of the 2013 NFL Draft has appeared in 68 games with 56...