If this one does come to fruition, the ​Oakland Raiders deserve a pat on the back for making yet another smart move this offseason.


Just days after ​acquiring Antonio Brown for a bowl of mixed nuts, Mike Mayock and the Raiders have swooped in for a free agent that will go along way in shoring up the back end of their defense. Per Ian Rapoport, former Rams free safety Lamarcus Joyner is going to be a Raider.

Joyner, a second-round pick for the ​Rams out of Florida State, has spent his whole career to date with the defending NFC champs. He set career bests with 15 starts and 78 total tackles last season while playing under the franchise tag.


Now, he has a chance to be a part of a suddenly fascinating rebuilding project with Jon Gruden and the Raiders.

More still needs to be done before the Silver and Black are properly back to ​NFL relevance, but just this past week has seen them make wholesale improvements on both sides of the ball. And don't think they're done yet.