Joyner (Achilles) played seven snaps in Saturday's preseason game against the Texans and recorded an interception. Joyner was dealing with a sore Achilles early in camp that forced him to miss a few practices, but he appears healthy and effective heading into the home stretch of the preseason. Joyner is currently slated as the Rams' starting free safety.
Joyner (undisclosed) was taken off of the Non-Football Injury list Thursday, Myles Simmons of the Rams' official site reports. Joyner passed his physical just one day after being placed on the NFI list. He was activated in time for the team's first practice session and should immediately resume his role as a starting safety.
Joyner (undisclosed) was placed on the Non-Football Injury list Wednesday, Myles Simmons of the Rams' official site reports. It's surprising to see Joyner's name on this list, as he wasn't known to be dealing with an injury. There's no telling when he's expected back on the field. When healthy, the franchise-tagged safety should immediately return to his spot with the first-team defense.
Joyner didn't reach an agreement on a new contract with the Rams prior to Monday's 4 p.m. EDT deadline for franchise-tagged players, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Coming off a breakout campaign in his first year as a full-time safety, Joyner was deemed worth of the franchise tag over former teammate Sammy Watkins. The Rams will now pay their starting free safety $11.29 million in 2018, with the option to tag him again for approximately $13.5 million next offseason. Joyner's excellent work in pass coverage makes him one of the more valuable safeties in the league, but it didn't translate to much IDP value last season, as he managed just 49 tackles in 12 games. He did have nine pass breakups and three interceptions, returning one of the picks for a touchdown.
Joyner signed his $11.29 million franchise tag with the Rams on Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. The Rams placed the tag on Joyner a little over a month ago, but there was still the possibility that the defensive back would seek out a long-term deal with the team before the July 16th deadline. However, with Joyner signing the tag Monday morning, he is now officially under contract with the team and will be able to start participating in offseason workouts immediately. Joyner is coming off a very productive 2017 campaign as a safety in Los Angeles, racking up 49 tackles and three interceptions.
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