The veteran signed a one-year, $2.25 million deal with the Chiefs this offseason but ultimately failed to impress the coaching staff amongst a wide open, revamped secondary. Amerson will now hit the market and look for a team needing to bolster their secondary.
Amerson was cut by the Raiders earlier in the month, which makes him eligible to sign before free agency officially commences. He will stay in the division by joining the Chiefs on a deal with escalating incentives. The 26-year-old was drafted in the second round by the Redskins in 2013, but he joined the Raiders in 2015 after being claimed off waivers. His 2017 season ended following a foot injury in Week 7. It remains to be seen what type of role he will have in Kansas City, but he will look to impress once offseason activities begin.
Amerson (foot) was released by the Raiders on Monday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
Amerson's release is likely linked to contractual stipulations. If the 26-year-old were still on the roster by this Wednesday, Oakland would have owed Amerson $5.5 million in guaranteed money. Despite a big role in 2016, Amerson appeared in just six games for the Raiders this past season and registered just 18 combined tackles. With a relatively strong resume in his back pocket, Amerson should find a new home once free agency hits.
Amerson (foot) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Chargers.
Amerson will end the season with nine consecutive absences due to the foot injury, making it surprising the Raiders never placed him on injured reserve. As has been the case throughout the second half of the campaign, Sean Smith, TJ Carrie and Dexter McDonald are expected to serve as the teams primary cornerbacks in the season finale.
Amerson (foot) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Chargers.
Amerson was a limited participant in practice this week and has missed eight consecutive games with the foot injury. It seems unlikely the 26-year-old would make a return for a meaningless Week 17 game after not seeing game action for such an extended period.
|9||11/4/18||@ CLE||1:00 pm|
|11||11/19/18||@ LAR||8:15 pm|
|Bye: Week 12|
|13||12/2/18||@ OAK||4:05 pm|
|16||12/23/18||@ SEA||8:20 pm|
|2018||Kansas City Chiefs||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2018||Kansas City Chiefs||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|