Lamarcus Joyner signing franchise tag, participating in Rams’ offseason work

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The Rams are getting the whole group together in time for the start of offseason work.

Lamarcus Joyner will sign his franchise tag today and report to the team’s offseason conditioning program, his agent told Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

That means Joyner will make $11.287 million this year, and he’ll hit free agency next year if he doesn’t work out a new contract with the Rams. If the Rams were to franchise Joyner again next year, they would have to pay him $13.544 million in 2019.

Joyner started 12 games at free safety for the Rams last year and is part of a secondary that now also includes Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib. The Rams are going all-out for the Super Bowl, and Joyner will be a big part of that.

8 responses to “Lamarcus Joyner signing franchise tag, participating in Rams’ offseason work

  1. The current incarnation of the franchise tag is no longer working… It’s not the deterrent it used to be or was intended to be… The fact teams are so willingly to use it, twice in some cases, shows how much the players are getting screwed…

    A player signs a deal and can be cut before the contract ends…

    A player signs a deal, but the team can essentially hold that player hostage for an additional 2 years after the contract ends by using the franchise tag…

    This ish ain’t right!…

  2. I’m skeptical that all of these egos can play for each other. It takes chemistry inside and outside the locker room. We will find out after this team loses a game or two. How will they respond? Point fingers? Circle the wagons?

    Just like the rest of the league, they have to play the games!

  3. my_old_name_was_offensive says:
    April 16, 2018 at 8:29 am
    The current incarnation of the franchise tag is no longer working… It’s not the deterrent it used to be or was intended to be… The fact teams are so willingly to use it, twice in some cases, shows how much the players are getting screwed…

    A player signs a deal and can be cut before the contract ends…

    A player signs a deal, but the team can essentially hold that player hostage for an additional 2 years after the contract ends by using the franchise tag…

    This ish ain’t right!…

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    I’ll tell ya what it does, is it wildly overpays a player for 1 year and it shrinks down the window of the team the player is on, giving said player incredible leverage after the season.

    In other words, Joyner can now say, if he plays well in 2018, with that D, he probably will, he is worth approx. 10 mil per year, which some OTHER team will give him after this season.

    So, in a nutshell, if Snead had budgeted properly and offered a long term deal prior to 2018, Joyner could stick in LA. Now, he’ll be gone after 2018, along with someone like Talib as well as Suh.

    So, in 2019, LA will need to replace 3 key starters and basically start rebuilding on the fly due to cap hell.

    So, it works beautifully for teams in the NFC West in 2019 and beyond where the Rams will be in a cap hell and around a .500 team after 2018.

    Wait until Peters, Gurley and Goff want to be paid. Snead doesn’t seem to understand teambuilding and economics.

    The weirdest moves were trading for Talib and wasting a 5th when everyone knew Talib would be cut, and then dealing Quinn out (good move), but only to rent Suh before paying Donald, only to then add Cooks’s 9 million in 2018, with no leverage on him in a spiking WR market.

  4. tylawspick6 says:
    April 16, 2018 at 9:48 am
    There goes that cap hell thingy again. Wow, Snead just doesn’t get it.

    You’re like a broken record player, just stop. The Rams have the MOST cap space available in the league over the next few years. They know full well that they will not be re-signing some players. Suh and Talib are probably 1 year rentals and Goff is not due for an extension until after the 2019 season. They have more than enough to get Donald, Gurley, Peters (who they have control over for 2 more years) and Cooks signed.

  5. Remember when Jeff Fisher didn’t want to start Joyner and left him off the starting depth chart in 2016? Joyner lobbied to be on the starting squad and was incredibly upset, so Fisher penciled him in as the nickel back at the last second. Now he’s the franchise tag two seasons later. Had he never complained, Joyner might still be on the bench.

  6. TheDotardinChief says:
    April 16, 2018 at 10:38 am
    Remember when Jeff Fisher didn’t want to start Joyner and left him off the starting depth chart in 2016? Joyner lobbied to be on the starting squad and was incredibly upset, so Fisher penciled him in as the nickel back at the last second. Now he’s the franchise tag two seasons later. Had he never complained, Joyner might still be on the bench.

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    Remember when the entitled little Millennial embarrassed himself like a 10 year old crybaby in camp on HBO?

    Hint: Enabling primadonnas on a roster is a bad idea.

  7. Snead doesn’t get it? That’s the dumbest thing I’ve heard. He’s added Talib, Peters, Suh and Cooks to a roster that includes his hand picked franchise QB, offensive player of the year and defensive player of the year. He has 8 draft picks this year, the second most cap room in the league next year and oh yeah…He’ll be getting at least a 3rd round compensatory pick next year. If that’s not getting it, I don’t know what is.

    Edit…It’s the dumbest thing anyone has ever heard.

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