Raiders’ David Amerson delivers at cornerback
NASHVILLE — The Raiders’ coaches finally made what looked to be an obvious move Sunday, and were rewarded more than they could have imagined.
Oakland benched struggling 2013 first-round pick DJ Hayden and started David Amerson at cornerback against the Titans.
Amerson “played great,” Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio said.
Amerson, a second-round pick in 2013, admits that he carries a chip on his shoulder after being cut by Washington.
At 6-foot-1, 205 pounds, Amerson has speed, a long reach and the dexterity to make plays on the ball when it approaches.
The coaching staff handles Hayden with kid gloves, and Del Rio said Hayden wasn’t necessarily benched.
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