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Raiders cornerback David Amerson says he matured when he came to Oakland

Raiders are happy their cornerback David Amerson has matured.

Raiders are happy their cornerback David Amerson has matured.

David Amerson was a second round pick that many thought was going to be a bust, but last year the former NC State cornerback had a huge season with the Oakland Raiders.  He was rewarded this off-season with a nice contract extension. The former NC State corner believes he matured when he was released by the Redskins and signed by the Raiders.

“Once I got here, I matured,” Amerson said, via the San Francisco Chronicle. “I came in the league and I was 21 years old. … I was taking that transition of becoming a professional [for granted] … Compared to when I was in Washington, instead of going home and playing video games all night and stuff like that, it was a much different approach. … It’s really just the little stuff. That’s what football is; it’s a game of inches. It just gave me that extra beat that I needed on Sunday to make plays out there. Like I said, it wasn’t rocket science. I knew what I had to do and it just clicked for me at a time where, like I said, I was being released and coming here. I’m kind of glad it happened like that.”

The Raiders should be happy that Amerson did mature, because he was a beast last season.

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