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Report: Raiders to sign former Rams S Lamarcus Joyner

Mike Mayock’s first March as the Oakland Raiders’ general manager has been pretty darn active.

After acquiring wide receiver Antonio Brown and offensive tackle Trent Brown over the past few days, Mayock is looking to fortify what was a weak defense last season.

According to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, the Raiders are expected to sign former Los Angeles Rams safety Lamarcus Joyner.

Joyner, 28, was made expendable after the Rams signed Pro Bowl safety Eric Weddle last week.

A franchise-tag player last season, the former second-round pick recorded 78 tackles, three passes defended and one interception in 15 games (all starts) this past year.

According to Pro Football Focus, Joyner yielded a 73.1 passer rating when targeted for the Rams last season. He’s an obvious upgrade at free safety.

Joyner is expected to get $10.5 million annually on a long-term deal from the Raiders.