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The Chiefs secondary will have a new look with Fuller and Amerson

Jay Binkley
February 16, 2018 - 9:03 pm
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The Kansas City Chiefs announced Friday evening that they have signed cornerback David Amerson whom the Raiders cut on February 5th.

Amerson was a former 2nd round pick of the Washington Redskins back in 2013 but spent the last 3 seasons with the Raiders.  In 2015 he was Pro Football Focus's most improved player of the year.  The Chiefs already aquired corner Kendall Fuller in the Alex Smith trade.

Press release from the Chiefs:

CHIEFS SIGN CB DAVID AMERSON

 KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Friday that the club has signed free agent cornerback David Amerson.

 Amerson (6-1, 205) has played in 68 games (56 starts) in five NFL seasons with the Oakland Raiders (2015-17) and Washington Redskins (2013-15). His career numbers include 249 tackles (215 solo), three tackles for loss, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. He’s recorded eight interceptions for 73 yards, returning two for touchdowns with 63 passes defensed.

 The Honolulu, Hawaii, native played collegiately at North Carolina State before being drafted by the Washington Redskins in the second round (51th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft.

--CHIEFS—

Amerson played in 6 games this season before the foot injury that caused him to miss the rest of the season.

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