Correa Is on His Way to Tennessee
NASHVILLE, TN – August 29, 2018
Ex-Baltimore Ravens linebacker Kamalei Correa, 24, is set to move to Tennessee, as the Titans negotiated a trade for him in exchange for an undisclosed draft pick.
A 2016 second-rounder, Correa looms as a known commodity for the Titans due to the presence of defensive coordinator and ex-Ravens play-caller Dean Pees. The addition of Correa helps a Tennessee linebacking corps led by Brian Orakpo and Derrick Morgan. The team also has high hopes for Harold Landry, but the second-rounder is currently nursing an ankle injury.
Correa can play inside or out, but finished his time in Baltimore as an outside pass rusher, a role he's likely to keep in Tennessee. Any trade makes more sense when the player acquired is brought into a system he knows well at the pro level. It's an under-the-radar move by the Titans, but one that adds depth to a defense hoping to turn the corner in 2018.
In a corresponding move Tuesday, the Titans waived linebacker Deontae Skinner.
Correa attended Saint Louis School in Honolulu, Hawaii. He committed to Boise State University to play college football. As a true freshman at Boise State in 2013, Correa played in all 13 games and had 12 tackles and one sack. As a sophomore in 2014, he started all 14 games and had 59 tackles and a Mountain West Conference leading 12 sacks. As a junior in 2015, he started all 13 games, recording 38 tackles and a team leading seven sacks.
In his final collegiate game he was named the defensive MVP of the 2015 Poinsettia Bowl after recording two sacks. After the season, he entered the 2016 NFL draft and got to Baltimore Ravens.