Joyner (ankle) may be moved to safety in the Rams' new defensive scheme, Alden Gonzalez of ESPN.com reports.
Joyner played slot corner for the Rams last year, but the team needs help at safety now that former starter T.J. McDonald has left via free agency. The Rams new defensive coordinator, Wade Phillips, will be instituting a 3-4 defense that will allow Joyner to play safety and nickel corner, keeping him on the field at all times. The position change would allow the Rams to fill in for McDonald without having to add any players and would potentially enhance Joyner's IDP value in the coming season due to the increased amount of snaps he'd likely see.
Joyner (ankle) was inactive for the Rams' season finale Sunday against the Cardinals.
Joyner ended the 2016 campaign with two consecutive DNPs but should return in full form next season.
Joyner (ankle) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's tilt against the Cardinals.
Joyner was unable to participate in practice throughout the week, so it's unlikely he'll suit up in the Rams' 2016 season finale. In such a case, Cory Littleton would likely see an expanded role at outside linebacker.
Joyner (ankle) is inactive for Saturday's game against the 49ers.
The Rams will be without their starting strongside linebacker for their Week 16 showdown with their division rival. Cory Littleton could slide over to fill in for the injured Joyner.
Joyner hasn't missed a game yet this season and will continue this streak in Week 11 as the back issue appears to be behind him. Joyner figures to get the start at cornerback alongside Trumaine Johnson.
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