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Raiders cut CB David Amerson

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Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill (10) catches a 36-yard touchdown pass in front of Oakland Raiders cornerback David Amerson (29) in the second quarter at Arrowhead Stadium in Raytown, Mo., on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016. (David Eulitt/Kansas City Star/TNS)

The Oakland Raiders cut cornerback David Amerson on Monday, two days before his $5.5 million base salary would be guaranteed for the 2018 season.

Amerson was Washington’s third-round pick in 2013, but he struggled in recent seasons. In 2017, he played in just six games — earning a 39.7 (read: not good) grade from Pro Football Focus.

When he was in coverage, he allowed opposing quarterbacks a 156.3 rating — the worst of 124 cornerbacks analyzed.

Oakland claimed Amerson off waivers in September 2015. The Raiders signed him to a four-year extension in 2016.

His high point with Oakland came in 2015, when he snagged four interceptions and returned one for a touchdown.


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