Raiders Expected To Sign Lamarcus Joyner

Lamarcus Joyner is heading to the Raiders. The team is expected to sign the former Rams safety, reports’s Ian Rapoport (via Twitter). ESPN’s Paul Gutierrez tweets that the deal is expected to pay Joyner around $10.5MM per season.

The 2014 second-rounder had spent his entire career with the Rams organization, and he continued to take on a bigger role with the team throughout his five-year tenure. Joyner started a (then) career-high 12 games in 2017, finishing with 49 tackles, nine passes defended, and three picks. This led to the Rams slapping him with the franchise tag, and the safety proceeded to play the 2018 season on a one-year, $11.28MM deal.

Joyner earned his worth last season, compiling 78 tackles, one sack, three passes defended, and one interception in 15 games. The 28-year-old also appeared in all three playoff games for Los Angeles, and he had six tackles in the Rams’ Super Bowl loss. Pro Football Focus was particularly bullish of his 2018 performance, ranking him 29th among 93 eligible safeties.

The Raiders have been busy over the past two days. After trading for Antonio Brown and trading away guard Kelechi Osemele to the Jets yesterday, the team opened free agency by signing offensive tackle Trent Brown and re-signing defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins.

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15 comments on “Raiders Expected To Sign Lamarcus Joyner

  1. tharrie0820

    For a team that can’t afford to pay a future HoF pass rusher, you sure to seem to be throwing a lot of money around

    • sportsfan101

      Your looking at it all wrong, look at the draft capitol they gained? They can not throw around crazy money with there cap space and still have 5 picks in the first 2 rounds. What they did was actually very smart and leaves them to be a scary good contender going forward in the afc West.

    • kenleyfornia2

      Part of the reason they didnt want to do that was to not handicap the rest of the roster. So far they have delivered with an elite WR, and solid OT and Saftey

      • Connorsoxfan

        You’d better be getting more than a solid OT if he’s getting paid the largest contract for a lineman in league history though

        • kenleyfornia2

          Didn’t Tyron Smith get a bigger contract?. And they still have a good amount of cap room. Mack didnt want to be there

    • jeremy

      What better having a team with one good player at a high price or a 3 or 4 good players for that one player price.

    • imindless

      Lmao are you just a hater or what? It was reported that mack wanted no part of raiders…they offered similar terms and he wanted to go to free agency. They are getting guys that want to be here.

    • jeremy

      Don’t get ahead of your self the off season still young and raiders just sign a guy who just a season ago was traded for a late round pick

      • Connorsoxfan

        The Lions gave Justin Coleman, a nickel corner who was traded for a 7th a year ago, 4 years 36 million. Any team that didn’t do that won the offseason.

  2. Z-A

    Quinnen William’s and DeMarcus Lawrence could be Raiders.on draft day… that would be a sick combo. Even with Mo Hurst.

  3. jeb39999

    I think they are over-paying for Joyner I know he has historically been a good safety but it seemed like guys were catching balls right over his head last year so I don’t think he is as good as his new cap hit might suggest.

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