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Chiefs sign David Amerson

Wild Card Round - Oakland Raiders v Houston Texans

HOUSTON, TX - JANUARY 07: David Amerson #29 of the Oakland Raiders interferes with a pass to DeAndre Hopkins #10 of the Houston Texans in the end zone during the fourth quarter of their AFC Wild Card game at NRG Stadium on January 7, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)

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The Chiefs have signed cornerback David Amerson, the team announced Friday night. The Raiders cut Amerson on February 5 in Jon Gruden’s first roster move.

He missed the final nine games of 2017 with a foot injury, and the Raiders parted ways before his $5.5 million base salary for 2018 became guaranteed.

Amerson, 26, has played in 68 games in five NFL seasons with Oakland (2015-17) and Washington (2013-15). His career numbers include 249 tackles, three tackles for loss, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. He has eight interceptions for 73 yards, returning two for touchdowns, and 63 passes defensed.

Washington made him a second-round pick in 2013.