Lamarcus Joyner joining Oakland on 4-year deal
The Oakland Raiders have been one of the busiest teams in the league this offseason and are continuing their shopping spree by agreeing to a four-year deal with free-agent safety Lamarcus Joyner, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Raiders are giving former Rams’ S Lamarcus Joyner a four-year, $42 million deal, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 12, 2019
Joyner spent the 2018 campaign with the Los Angeles Rams, racking up 78 tackles, a sack, an interception, a fumble recovery and five passes defended.
The 28-year-old, who played his collegiate football at Florida State University, was originally selected by the Rams in the second round (41st pick overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft.
He began his NFL career as a cornerback and played in 10 games during his rookie campaign, recording 40 tackles and a sack. Then, the following year, he appeared in all 16 contests and finished with 72 tackles, two sacks, a fumble recovery and six passes defended.
Joyner remained a cornerback through 2016, where he registered 66 tackles, a sack, a forced fumble and five passes defended through 14 games. He then transitioned to safety in 2017, making 12 starts and totaling 49 tackles, three picks, a forced fumble, nine passes defended and a defensive touchdown.
The Miami native is just the latest addition to the Raiders, who have also added wide receiver Antonio Brown and offensive lineman Trent Brown.
Oakland entered the offseason with $72 million in cap room, so it certainly has the money available to spend.
The Raiders are coming off of a season in which they won just four games. Oakland has made the playoffs just once since last winning the Super Bowl during the 2002-03 campaign and has recorded only one winning season since then.