David Amerson – CB
It’s either Brandon Williams or David Amerson. On one hand, Williams is a solid special-teamer with the potential to receive real snaps, on the other, Amerson is an experienced cornerback that is solid in press but is the furthest thing from consistent.
In six seasons as a pro, Amerson has played on four teams, including a stint with Kansas City that ended in not making it to the regular season roster. He has a solid build at 6-foot-1 and 212-pounds, and has shown flashes of success, but for the most part, those were just flashes. He’s a frustrating player that gives up too many big plays.
Some have suggested a move to the nickel for Amerson, but his game doesn’t fit that playstyle. But Byron Murphy’s does, so does Tramaine Brock’s, and Robert Alford’s. So where does that put Amerson? Likely not on the roster, even if Williams is also cut, as teams often don’t take more than six cornerbacks onto the roster.
Patrick Peterson, Robert Alford, and Byron Murphy are all locks to make the roster, that leaves Amerson competing with two recent signings in Josh Shaw and Tramaine Brock, Williams, and other end of the depth chart options. If he can’t win that sixth spot (which may be reduced to five), it’s hard to see Keim not cutting his unguaranteed $805 thousand salary, per Over The Cap.