Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Rams S LaMarcus Joyner will sign his franchise tender before taking part in the team’s offseason condition program on Monday.
Franchising Joyner will cost the Rams $11,287,000 fully guaranteed for the 2018 season. However, the two parties will have plenty of time to negotiate a long-term extension before the July deadline.
Joyner, 27, is a former second-round pick of the Rams back in 2014. He played out the final year of his rookie contract and is now in position to be an unrestricted free agent this offseason.
In 2017, Joyner appeared in 12 games for the Rams and recorded 49 tackles, three interceptions with one being returned for a touchdown, a forced fumble and nine pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 3 safety out of 87 qualifying players.