It didn’t take long for cornerback David Amerson to find a new home.
The Kansas City Chiefs signed Amerson to a one-year deal, furthering the remodeling of their secondary. Before signing with the Chiefs, Amerson visited the Bears and Texans. He also received interest from the 49ers, but never visited San Francisco. Amerson was released by the Oakland Raiders in early February as the first player transaction of the Jon Gruden era.
Terez Paylor of the Kansas City Star reports the contract will pay Amerson a base salary of $2.25 million, while NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport notes Amerson’s deal is worth up to $6 million. For the Chiefs, bringing Amerson into the mix helps shore up a secondary that already featured two-time Pro Bowl cornerback Marcus Peters and safety Eric Berry, as well as incoming cornerback Kendall Fuller via the Alex Smith trade.
There had been some speculation that Kyle Fuller could join his younger brother in Kansas City by signing as a free agent, according to ESPN Chicago’s Jeff Dickerson. The chances of that possibility occurring took a hit with with Kansas City’s addition of Amerson. And even if they hadn’t signed Amerson, the Chiefs would have to do some major house cleaning in order to fit in the elder Fuller’s expected free agent contract. According to OverTheCap.com, the Chiefs entered the offseason just $12,594 under the cap. Kansas City has until 3 p.m. on March 14 to be under the cap.
We discussed Amerson as a possible fit shortly after he was released by the Raiders. If the Bears had their eyes on Amerson, they’ll now have to move on.