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Joyner, Longacre Sign Tenders, Rams add Two Free Agents

Posted Apr 16, 2018

S Lamarcus Joyner has signed his franchise tender, putting him under a one-year contract with L.A. for the 2018 season. OLB Matt Longacre also signed his RFA tender.

In conjunction with Los Angeles’ offseason program beginning on Monday, the Rams have submitted four transactions to the league.

First, safety Lamarcus Joyner has signed his franchise tender, putting him under a one-year contract with the club. The Rams used their non-exclusive franchise tag on Joyner on March 6, electing to use it for the third year in a row and ninth time overall in club history. Joyner joined the Rams as a second-round pick in 2014, moving to free safety in the first year under head coach Sean McVay and defensive coordinator Wade Phillips.

Outside linebacker Matt Longacre has signed his restricted free agent tender and is now under a one-year contract with L.A. Longacre finished third on the team in 2017 with 5.5 sacks, playing in a rotational role.

Los Angeles also added a pair of familiar free agents in offensive lineman Cornelius Lucas and Darrell Williams. Lucas joined L.A. in September of 2017 after spending the first four years of his career in Detroit. He started the Week 17 matchup against the 49ers at right tackle.

Williams has been with the Rams since signing with the club as an undrafted free agent in 2015. He participated in all 16 games during 2017, mainly on special teams. He also started the Week 17 contest against San Francisco at left tackle.