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Report: Raiders sign CB David Amerson to four-year extension with $18 million in guaranteed money

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David Amerson has reportedly cashed in with a four-year contract extension. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

David Amerson has reportedly cashed in with a four-year contract extension. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

ALAMEDA _ Cornerback David Amerson, a waiver find last season after washing out in Washington, has reportedly cashed in with the Raiders.

Amerson has agreed to a four-year contract extension with $18 million in guaranteed money and $38 million in total value, the NFL Network reported.

After coming to the Raiders, the former second-round draft pick had four interceptions, 35 passes defensed and 53 total tackles _ all career highs _ in 14 games.

The Raiders have not confirmed Amerson’s signing and are not expected to have any announcements this weekend.

Together with free agent signee Sean Smith, who left Kansas City and signed a four-year, $40 million contract, $20 million of which is guaranteed, the Raiders have made a considerable investment in what has been a problem area in recent years.

Amerson figures to be the lone returning starter in a rebuilt secondary, joining Smith and safeties Karl Joseph, a first-round pick out of West Virginia, and Reggie Nelson, a free agent from Cincinnati who had eight interceptions last season.

Under the terms of his original deal signed with Washington as a rookie, Amerson was scheduled to make $880,123 in salary this season in the last year of his contract and he would have been eligible for unrestricted free agency.

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Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • BroJackson34

    Beautiful. Amerson balls out and he can renegotiate a new contract knowing that he’ll be rewarded for his play.

    JFB said this was exactly like Stanford Routes contract.

  • PodunkRaider (aka RRS)

    Met with the boss today. Looks like I’m getting a sizable pay increase this October. Maybe I’ll finally get that JLH jersey!

  • BroJackson34

    Congrats PoDunk!

    I know, Lakers suck. lol

  • Ronin559

    This is a far cry from the old days where we would be paying top FA $ to guys who gave us little on field. This is what I love about RM, he gets guys to sign early at a fair rate but he knows that at the middle of the contact they will be steals compared to the rest of the league and the inflated salary cap. Puts us in good position to keep our own and bring in help for years to come.

  • BuckeyeRaider

    Shaddup!

  • BuckeyeRaider

    Nonsense.

  • MsoRaider343

    Yes

  • MsoRaider343

    Yes Tuz was just as good if not better