Los Angeles Rams free safety Lamarcus Joyner is expected to participate in the first day of offseason workouts on Monday after the team announced that he had signed his one-year, $11.287 million franchise tag.
Joyner could have left his franchise tender unsigned and sought a long-term deal during the summer. However, having Joyner under contract and participating in workouts is a boost to the Rams' defense, which has added several star players in the offseason.
Joyner and the Rams still have the option of working out a long-term deal. If they are unable to reach agreement by July 16, Joyner will play under the franchise tag tender.
Joyner will be part of a Rams secondary that includes recent cornerback additions Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib.
Joyner started all 12 regular-season games in which he played in 2017, and recorded three interceptions, nine passes defensed, one forced fumble and 49 tackles. He also started the Rams' one postseason game.