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Lamarcus Joyner’s agent announced a one-year recommitment on Twitter

Lamarcus Joyner appeared in only a single regular season game with the New York Jets, but it appears he left quite the impression.

Sunny Shah, the safety’s agent, announced on Twitter that his client is expected to return to New York on a one-year deal. Joyner, 31, is set to enter his ninth NFL season after joining the Jets last offseason.

Formerly of the Raiders and Rams, Joyner inked a one-year deal with the Jets in March 2021 that was worth $3 million (half of it guaranteed). Joyner spent the prior season in Las Vegas.

Joyner and the franchise-tagged Marcus Maye were expected to bring a sense of leadership and veteran insight into a secondary room filled with young prospects like Ashtyn Davis and Elijah Riley at safety, as well as Bryce Hall, Michael Carter, Brandin Echols, and Jason Pinnock at cornerback.

Alas for New York, Joyner was only able to partake in 11 total snaps before he suffered an elbow injury in the Jets’ Week 1 game in Carolina that wound up costing him the rest of the season, thus forcing them to go through a revolving door of young defenders for a majority of the year.

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Only two secondary defenders, Hall and Javelin Guidry, wound up playing all 17 games for the Jets last season.

Joyner has a reputation as a hard-hitting safety with decent skills in coverage. For his career, he has earned 421 tackles, 33 passes defended, five sacks, and four interceptions.

Joyner is the second secondary defender re-signed by the Jets on Thursday, as the team also brought back one of Joyner’s substitutes, Will Parks.

Geoff Magliocchetti is on Twitter @GeoffJMags

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1 year ago

Jets are a little less desperate at Safety going into Free Agency, but the Safety position is still a huge hole.