Green Bay Packers: 5 good free agents to consider in 2019

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3. LaMarcus Joyner, safety

It’s no secret the Packers need help at the safety position. They traded away their most consistent starter in Ha Ha Clinton Dix and rotated through a number of players at the position last year. All without finding their long-term solution. Josh Jackson and/or Tramon Williams will likely both have opportunities to slide to safety next year, but Green Bay still needs playmakers back there.

LaMarcus Joyner was drafted in the second round (41st overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft by the then St. Louis Rams. He began his career as a cornerback before sliding to safety last season and he’s started 27 games since.

Joyner is only 5-foot-8 but plays extremely physical. He had a career year in 2017 and the Rams ended up using their franchise tag on him last year. Unfortunately, Joyner hasn’t lived up to the billing this season. However, if the Packers are willing to take a chance on a safety who has shown some pretty good coverage range in his career, Joyner might be the man.