Tennessee Titans outside linebacker Kamalei Correa has asked the team to trade him, but Coach Mike Vrabel said Wednesday he could be released if no trade partner can be found.
In the event the Titans cannot find a suitor for the veteran outside linebacker, Vrabel indicated that the Titans would likely release him. Multiple outlets reported Wednesday morning that Correa had requested to be dealt.
"We spoke to Kamalei. Jon (Robinson) and I spoke to Kamalei today and told him he would be released. Now, things could change. Someone may reach out and that would be another situation that could happen. As of right now, I think we're just interested in moving in another direction and moving on."
Correa, who signed a one-year $2,25 million extension in the off-season to stay with the Titans, has played sparingly through the team’s first three games of the season. He was inactive in Tuesday night’s win over the Buffalo Bills. Correa had been activated from the team’s Covid-19/Reserve list earlier in the day on Tuesday, along with cornerback Kristian Fulton, but both were declared inactive for the game.
Correa was a key contributor down the stretch last season at outside linebacker, collecting five sacks in the regular season and two more in the postseason for Tennessee.
The Titans acquired him from the Baltimore Ravens in 2018, and he played well in Dean Pees’ system. He had played for Pees with the Ravens.
But with Pees retiring after the 2019 season and the Titans adding Jadeveon Clowney and Vic Beasley in the off-season as free agents, Correa’s role on the team has been diminished, as he had played sparingly prior to going on testing positive and going on the Covid-19/reserve list.