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Oakland Raiders Claim CB David Amerson

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have claimed CB David Amerson via waivers from the Washington Redskins, the club announced Tuesday.

Amerson was originally drafted by the Redskins in the second round (51st overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft. He played in 33 games over three seasons (2013-15) with Washington, totaling 110 tackles (93 solo), two interceptions and 17 passes defensed.

Last season, the 6-foot-1, 205-pounder started all 15 games he played in and posted a career high with 61 tackles. As a rookie, he played in all 16 games and recorded two interceptions.

Amerson played in 39 games over three seasons at North Carolina State from 2010-12, where he totaled 18 career interceptions, tied for third on the ACC’s all-time list.

In a corresponding move, the Raiders have waived S Tevin McDonald.

The Raiders have also signed RB Rajion Neal to the practice and released RB George Atkinson III from the practice squad.

Press Release Courtesy of the Oakland Raiders Media Relations

Raiders Claim Ex-Cowboys Defensive End Lavar Edwards

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have claimed Defensive End Lavar Edwards via waivers from the Dallas Cowboys, the club announced Monday.

Edwards was originally drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the fifth round (142nd overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft. He was traded to the Cowboys in Aug. 2014, where he spent a year before being waived yesterday.

For his career, the 6-foot-4, 275-pounder has played in 11 games with one start, totaling 11 tackles (seven solo) and three passes defensed.

Edwards played in 52 games over four seasons at LSU from 2009-12, posting 96 tackles, 10.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and two interceptions.

In a corresponding move, the Raiders have placed CB Chimdi Chekwa on the Reserve/Injured list.

49ers Sign Offensive Tackle Tanner Hawkinson To Practice Squad

Santa Clara, Ca. -The San Francisco 49ers today announced they have signed OT Tanner Hawkinson to the practice squad.

Hawkinson (6-5, 300) was originally drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the 5th round of the 2013 NFL Draft out of Kansas. He saw action in a career high three games for the Bengals in 2014. As a rookie, Hawkinson made his NFL debut vs. Minnesota (12/22/13).

At the University of Kansas, Hawkinson started in a school-record 48 consecutive games and earned Second-Team All-Big 12 honors as a senior in 2012. A 25-year-old native of McPherson, KS, Hawkinson attended McPherson High School, where he was an all-state defensive lineman and tight end.