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              === Redskins agree to deal with top pick Amerson ===
 
 Ashburn,  VA (Sports  Network) - The Washington Redskins announced the signing
 of  cornerback David Amerson, the team's highest selection in last month's NFL
 Draft, on Friday.
 
 The  Redskins took  Amerson, who  led the  nation with  13 interceptions  as a
 sophomore  at North  Carolina State in 2011, with the 19th pick (51st overall)
 of  the  second round. The team  did not have  a first-rounder as part of last
 year's  trade with  St. Louis  that enabled  Washington to  land reigning  NFL
 Offensive  Rookie of the  Year Robert Griffin III with the No. 2 overall draft
 of the 2012 draft.
 
 Amerson  won  the Jack Tatum Award  honoring the top defensive back in college
 football  following his sophomore campaign with the Wolfpack, and set a school
 record with 18 career interceptions before declaring for the draft as an early
 entry.
 
 The  Redskins also signed their fourth-round pick, Fresno State safety Phillip
 Thomas,  on  Friday. The 24-year-old  led all  of FBS with eight interceptions
 last  season  en route  to earning  first team  All-American and Mountain West
 Defensive Player of the Year honors.
 
 Washington  now  has six of its  seven 2013 draft choices under contract, with
 Florida  tight end Jordan Reed (3rd Round) the lone member of the class yet to
 sign.
 
 
 05/17 17:33:34 ET