Cardinals part ways with veteran CB David Amerson
Most teams use the previous day of minicamp as a cool until revving up again for training camp. The Arizona Cardinals decided to use Thursday to make a move.
The Cardinals released veteran cornerback David Amerson, whom the group signed as a free agent last November.
The move comes as a bit of a surprise to get a group which will be without All-Pro corner Patrick Peterson for the first six games of the regular season.
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Given his experience, Amerson was anticipated to function as one to temporarily take Peterson’s location alongside free-agent signee Robert Alford, but today the team will seem to second-round draft pick Byron Murphy, veteran Tramaine Brock, or perhaps talent elsewhere for a replacement. The Cardinals do have four corners on the roster.
Amerson’s release could be a indication that Murphy showed improvement throughout organized group activities, per Darren Urban of their team’s official website, allowing Arizona to cut a player with 61 career starts to his name.
Arizona has yet to announce the corresponding movement but it’s worth noting that NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported earlier Thursday that the group would be hosting former Miami Dolphins defensive end Andre Branch.
In his lone season with the Cardinals, Amerson, 27, played in six games — five of which he began — and contributed 21 tackles, two pass deflections and an interception. The 2013 second-round pick additionally has made stops using the Redskins and Raiders within his six-year career.
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