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REPORT: FS Lamarcus Joyner expected to sign four-year deal with Oakland Raiders

The beginning of the end was the signing of Eric Weddle. Say goodbye and good luck to Lamarcus!

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It was only a matter of time until FS Lamarcus Joyner moved onto a new team, and it’s going to be the Oakland Raiders, per Ian Rapaport:

Joyner was originally a second-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft by the Los Angeles Rams, and he’s spent his entire five-year career with them. The first three came at nickel cornerback, though Joyner made the transition to free safety in Defensive Coordinator Wade Phillips’ scheme the past two years. 207 was an elite year for Joyner as the Rams placed the franchise tag on him, though 2018 seen a drastic drop-off in his play.

The beginning of the end to Joyner’s career as a Ram was the signing of veteran free safety Eric Weddle. The Rams secured a two-year deal worth $10.5m, meaning Weddle could make less in two years than Joyner did on the franchise tag ($11.3m).

The Rams may receive a compensatory draft pick depending on Joyner’s contract, playing time, and accolades.

Best of luck, Lamarcus!

UPDATE: Joyner’s deal looks to be a four-year deal worth $10.5m per year.