It’s game day! For the first time since the Raiders wild card loss in Houston in January, they will take the field for a game. It’s the preseason, of course, but whatever, it’s real football being played. The regular season is 29 days away. You know what that means.
CB David Amerson
This time two years ago, Amerson was in Washington. But even then, the former second round pick was on the outs. He has lost his starting job after an abysmal 2015 season, his second in the NFL, and was a lame duck. After two games riding the pine, he was waived.
A cornerback starving Raiders team that was fifth in the waiver order snatched him up and almost immediately made him a starter. He rebounded in Oakland to finish the season second in the league in passes defended (29), adding 4 interceptions, and earned a long term extension.