NFL Free Agency: Former Los Angeles Rams S has agreed with the Oakland Raiders on a 4-year/$42.5 million deal.
OPINION: The Raiders needed to upgrade their defense somehow in free agency and this move does just that. Joyner was a pivotal part of the Rams super bowl run last season and going into free agency, was ranked the 4th highest safety by Pro Football Focus. He can play safety, corner and even slot, but he is most effective at free safety. From surefire tackling to being great in coverage, Joyner is a great addition to a very bad Oakland defense that ranked last in yards per play and point per game. The Raiders were able to get him at a fraction of the price of other safeties we are seeing get big deals. This is mostly due to his small frame (5’8), but GM Mike Mayock was able to boost their defense at a relatively cheap price. Love the move.
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