ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have claimed CB David Amerson via waivers from the Washington Redskins, the club announced Tuesday.
Amerson was originally drafted by the Redskins in the second round (51st overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft. He played in 33 games over three seasons (2013-15) with Washington, totaling 110 tackles (93 solo), two interceptions and 17 passes defensed.
Last season, the 6-foot-1, 205-pounder started all 15 games he played in and posted a career high with 61 tackles. As a rookie, he played in all 16 games and recorded two interceptions.
Amerson played in 39 games over three seasons at North Carolina State from 2010-12, where he totaled 18 career interceptions, tied for third on the ACC's all-time list.
In a corresponding move, the Raiders have waived S Tevin McDonald.
The Raiders have also signed RB Rajion Neal to the practice and released RB George Atkinson III from the practice squad.