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This Week Outlook
Lamarcus Joyner re-signs with the Jets on a one-year deal.
Joyner missed most of the season last year after being placed on IR. With Marcus Maye potentially leaving as a free agent, bringing back a veteran in the secondary was clearly a priority.
New York Jets Safety Lemarcus Joyner will miss the remainder of the season with torn triceps, per Ethan Greenberg of the New York Jets.
It's a big loss for the Jets secondary that already is lacking notable talent and got torn up by Sam Darnold and the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. The Jets will be an easy secondary to target in fantasy this season, as they represent a surprisingly strong front-seven that could pose problems for opposing teams' running game which will in turn force teams to attack them through the air.
Free agent defensive back Lemarcus Joyner agreed to a one-year, $4.5 million deal with the New York Jets, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
Joyner spent the previous two seasons with the Raiders, where he primarily played nickel in Paul Guenther's scheme. He'll move to safety under new Jets' coach Robert Salah. The former Florida State Seminole has recorded 417 tackles and four interceptions over his seven-year career.
Per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Raiders are releasing veteran safety, Lamarcus Joyner.
With Joyned set to have a cap hit of $9.95 million in 2021, the move makes a lot of sense in this cap environment. With the Raiders making several moves to free up salary cap including the releases of veterans Richie Incognito and Gabe Jackson along with the rumors of Trent Brown being shopped, the Raiders are clearly searching for cap space for 2021. Joyner now becomes the third starter the Raiders have released this week.
FS Lamarcus Joyner collected five solo tackles, two assisted tackles, one tackle for loss, and one sack in the Los Angeles Rams' Week 6 win against the Denver Broncos.
Joyner started the season slowly, but has been heating up as of late. Keep an eye on him if you're desperate for safety help, or as a potential bye week fill-in at the position.