The veteran cornerback agreed to terms with the Cards on Tuesday night, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com tweets.
It’s been a season-long odyssey on the workout circuit for Amerson. Both the Chiefs and Raiders released Amerson this year, with the former doing so just before the season. Since, he’s been traveling to auditions in hopes of getting back in the league. The Cards will afford him that opportunity.
Amerson was a full-time starter for the Redskins and Raiders from 2014-17. He delivered a strong 2015 season and then signed an extension to stay with the Raiders. He wasn’t as consistent in 2016 or ’17, but started for the playoff-qualifying Raiders two years ago. Last season, Amerson was limited to six games.
In between his Chiefs and Cardinals employment, Amerson logged an extensive workout tour. He tried out for seven teams prior to his Cards workout — the Lions, Cowboys, Bills, Patriots, Packers, Saints and Dolphins. The Cards and Dolphins auditions occurred this month. The others came in September. The former second-round pick visited with both the Bears and Texans in February.
The Jon Gruden-led regime released him prior to free agency. The Cardinals will face the Raiders on Sunday. Arizona still has a roster spot available after the Amerson deal.
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