The Cardinals made a bit of a surprising move yesterday, announcing that they were releasing cornerback David Amerson.
Andy touched on why a bit yesterday:
Amerson was expected to compete for the starting cornerback position opposite Robert Alford, with Patrick Peterson’s six-game suspension. He signed with the Cardinals in November of last year. He did make a Malcolm Butler-like interception in week 17 against the Seahawks last season but, beyond that, was rather inconsistent. This move was surprising to say the least, especially with his 61 career NFL starts.
The simple reasoning may be that Amerson didn’t show what Vance Joseph wanted or expected and decided to just cut bait early and bring in another option.
The Cardinals are giving everyone a shot to start for six games, Amerson included, so he was in essence a starter during workouts.
Cutting someone at a position where there are obvious questions usually means a move to follow it up.
However, Tramaine Brock and Byron Murphy are already on the roster and that gives more reps to... Brandon Williams, Josh Shaw, Chris Jones, Nate Brooks, Deatrick Nichols and Tyler Sigler.
Okay, most of those names won’t inspire any confidence, but the reality is Vance Joseph knows what he wants in his corners.
So, without knowing anything Amerson either did something off the field or he just didn’t offer enough for Joseph to wanting to keep him on board.
Good luck to Amerson in his future endeavors.