The Oakland Raiders are doing all they can to make their mark on the 2019 offseason. They traded for Antonio Brown, signed lineman Trent Brown to a megadeal and they still possess a number of their picks going into the 2019 NFL Draft. But their latest signing of safety Lamarcus Joyner will help solidify their secondary going forward.
Joyner has reportedly agreed to sign with the Raiders on a four-year deal. The exact numbers on the financials have yet to be released but Joyner is coming off a franchise tag with the Los Angeles Rams that was worth about $11 million last season.
Following comes from Adam Schefter of ESPN and Ian Rapoport of NFL Network
Former Rams’ franchise safety Lamarcus Joyner plans to sign a four-year deal with the Oakland Raiders, per source. Raiders keep spending and keep adding.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 12, 2019
The #Raiders are expected to sign for former #Rams franchise player, safety Lamarcus Joyner, sources say. A free safety that gives them speed in the secondary.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 12, 2019
The Raiders are just making splash after splash and bringing in a younger vet in Joyner will hopefully pay dividends for their young roster going forward. Joyner brings five-years of NFL service to Oakland, all five years spent with the Rams both in St. Louis and Los Angeles.
The 28-year-old former second-round draft pick recorded 78 total tackles and one interception last season in Los Angeles as the Rams marched towards the Super Bowl. He has 305 total tackles and four interceptions in his career, playing in 67 games.