Most teams use the last day of minicamp as a cool down until revving up again for training camp. The Arizona Cardinals decided to use Thursday to make a move.
The move comes as a bit of a surprise for a team that will be without All-Pro corner Patrick Peterson for the first six games of the regular season.
Given his experience, Amerson was expected to be the one to temporarily take Peterson's place alongside free-agent signee Robert Alford, but now the team will look to second-round draft pick Byron Murphy, veteran Tramaine Brock, or perhaps talent elsewhere to be a replacement. The Cardinals do have four other corners on the roster, as well.
Amerson's release could be a sign that Murphy showed improvement throughout organized team activities, per Darren Urban of the team's official site, allowing Arizona to cut a player with 61 career starts to his name.