With the start of the new league year fast approaching, Oakland is starting to find ways to cut the fat and save cap space for the 2018 season, and Amerson becomes the first notable player to get cut by the Raiders is Amerson.
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Amerson missed time this past season with a few different injuries and couldn't perform to the level of expectations. Cutting him leaves Oakland with no dead cap space and saves them $6 million. Despite Amerson showing signs of ability, the injury risk plus the inconsistent play made him an easy cut this offseason.
The 26-year-old recorded only 18 tackles and four passes defensed in six games in 2017.
Amerson was featured in our "4 Players The Oakland Raiders Could Cut This Offseason" article, so don't be surprised if they cut the other three players soon.Back to the Oakland Raiders Newsfeed