Amerson personifies a deeper truth

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August 4, 2018 - 4:00 AM

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Chris Conley (17) hauls in a pass in front of Oakland Raiders cornerback David Amerson (29) at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., on Dec. 8, 2016. Shane Keyser/Kansas City Star/TNS

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ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — The bet is on environment. The bet is on coaching. The bet is on teammates. The bet is on themselves, despite the most recent version of themselves.

Cornerback David Amerson is here for a lot of reasons, most obviously that the Chiefs’ defense and in particular the secondary was not good enough last season. He is here as part of the cleanup crew, in other words, on a one-year contract with a base salary of $2.25 million and in that way he is no different than dozens of moves made in every offseason in every sport.

If that’s as far as you go with this, you are missing the interesting part.

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