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Second-Round Pick David Amerson Signs Rookie Contract

The first player the Redskins chose in the NFL draft last month, Amerson led the Football Bowl Subdivision with 13 interceptions as a junior and had another five last season.

BY ZAC BOYER

The Redskins announced Friday they have signed cornerback David Amerson, whom they took out of N.C. State with the 51st pick – their first of the draft – back in April.

The 6-foot-1, 205-pound Amerson intercepted 13 passes as a junior at N.C. State in 2011, one shy of the Football Bowl Subdivision record, but had just five last season with 61 tackles.

Terms of Amerson’s contract was not disclosed, though the wage scale instituted in the collective bargaining agreement in 2011 hints that he earned a four-year contract worth a total value of roughly $3.8 million and an approximate $1.1 million signing bonus.

Washington signed safety Phillip Thomas, its fourth-round draft pick, earlier in the day, leaving third-round tight end Jordan Reed as the only player who has yet to sign a contract.

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