Most teams use the last day of minicamp as a cool until revving again for training camp. The Arizona Cardinals decided to use to make a move.
The Cardinals released veteran cornerback David Amerson, whom the team signed as a free agent last November.
The move comes as a small surprise for a team that will be without All-Pro corner Patrick Peterson for the first six matches of the regular season.
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Given his experience, Amerson was anticipated to be the one to temporarily take Peterson’s location alongside free-agent signee Robert Alford, but today the team will seem to second-round draft pick Byron Murphy, veteran Tramaine Brock, or maybe talent elsewhere to be a replacement. The Cardinals do have four additional corners on the roster, too.
Amerson’s release might be a indication which Murphy showed improvement throughout coordinated team activities, per Darren Urban of the team’s official website, allowing Arizona to cut a player with 61 career starts to his name.
Arizona has yet to declare the corresponding movement but it’s well worth noting that NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported earlier Thursday that the team would be hosting former Miami Dolphins defensive end Andre Branch.
In his lone season with the Cardinals, Amerson, 27, played in six games — five of which he started — and donated 21 tackles, two pass deflections and an interception. The 2013 second-round pick also has made stops using the Redskins and Raiders within his six-year career.
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