The Tennessee Titans and linebacker Kamalei Correa have agreed to terms on a one-year deal that will bring him back to Nashville through 2021.
The Tennessee Titans have made another splash (debatable) in free agency. The organization has re-signed linebacker Kamalei Correa to a one-year deal, per his representation, DEC Management. As noted by Tom Pelissero, the transaction is worth up to $3.5 million.
The 25-year-old Correa initially joined the Titans in August of 2018, traded by the Baltimore Ravens for a sixth-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. The former Raven was a second-round selection out of Boise State in 2016.
The Titans have now added Correa to a substantial group at EDGE, depth-wise, including Harold Landry, Vic Beasley, Derick Roberson, D’Andre Walker, and Reggie Gilbert. Correa will continue to thrive as a rotational player that offers some pass rush value and holds his own against the run.
In 2019, Correa played in 16 games (of which he started five) and came on down the stretch. He accumulated 37 combined tackles (6 tackles for loss) and five sacks. In the playoffs, Correa registered two sacks, one each against the Baltimore Ravens and Kansas City Chiefs to pair with 13 more combined tackles.
As far as the OLB Jadeveon Clowney sweepstakes are concerned, this is a blow to those that still hold out hope. It’s not that Correa’s salary cap hit this season is too extravagant, but now the outside linebacker/edge-rusher “room” is getting a bit crowded.
The Titans may look to add depth in the 2020 NFL Draft, but it feels more like they’re moving forward with what they currently have than ever. Yes, spending a first-round pick on an edge-rusher is starting to look out of the question.
Whatever the case may be, I’m optimistic the Titans know what they have with this group, and now, they may look to apply pressure on opposing quarterbacks at other positions.