David Amerson to Raiders: Latest Contract Details, Comments and Reaction

The Oakland Raiders have acquired cornerback David Amerson on Tuesday, a day after he was cut by the Washington Redskins, according to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport. 

Amerson recorded two tackles this season with Washington but didn't appear in a single play during its Week 2 win against the St. Louis Rams. 

Rotoworld's Evan Silva spoke with NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock, who saw one of the reasons why Amerson's time in Washington ran out:

But it seems like the Raiders are in need of some help in their secondary. In their first two games, they've given up four touchdowns and an average of 326.5 yards per game. 

Acquiring a cornerback like Amerson looks to give Oakland another option at the position if the likes of Keith McGill and Neiko Thorpe struggle. Add in the fact that their fifth corner, Dexter McDonald, has been inactive the past two weeks, and getting Amerson might have been a necessity. 

Luckily for the Raiders, their offense was able to outgun the Baltimore Ravens in Week 2 to pick up their first win of the season in an unlikely result. But it isn't ideal for Oakland to rely on its offense to outscore opponents every week. It's proved inconsistent—though it's a small sample size—by scoring 13 points in Week 1 against the Cincinnati Bengals before putting up 37 against the Ravens. 

While it's unlikely Amerson will revamp the Raiders secondary considering his track record, maybe a change of scenery can spark the third-year man to produce a bit more with Oakland. If he is good to go for Sunday, Amerson will make his debut against a 1-1 Cleveland Browns team.         


Stats courtesy of NFL.com.

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