The Tennessee Titans, suddenly in need of help at linebacker, took a step toward remedying that need, trading for Baltimore Ravens’ linebacker Kamalea Correa on Tuesday.
Correa, a 2016 second-round pick of the Ravens, was acquired by the Titans in exchange for a 2019 sixth-round pick, a league source confirmed.
Correa is familiar to Titans defensive coordinator Dean Pees, who coached him the past two seasons in Baltimore. Correa has experience both as an inside linebacker and an outside linebacker during his two seasons with the Ravens, as well as having been a key member of Baltimore’s special teams unit.
Correa, who does not have a sack in his two seasons in the NFL, had a breakout game against the Chicago Bears in the Hall of Fame Game, posting three sacks, an interception and a forced fumble in the preseason opener. He also has another half sack in the Ravens’ other three preseason game.
Correa was deemed expendable in Baltimore because the Ravens are deep at the outside linebacker position.
The Titans, however, have had injury issues both at outside linebacker and inside linebacker as well. Starting outside linebacker Derrick Morgan might not be ready for season opener due to a knee injury. Also, rookie Harold Landry sustained an ankle injury in the Titans’ preseason loss Saturday at Pittsburgh and his status now for the season opener is in question as well.
Veteran outside linebacker Brian Orakpo finally returned to practice on Monday after being out since July 27 with a shoulder injury.
At inside linebacker, first-round pick Rashaan Evans has been out with an undisclosed injury for most of camp, getting back on the field on Monday as well.
Correa, who starred at Boise State, was a high school teammate of Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota in Hawaii.