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Titans win over Bills amid team outbreak
The Tennessean’s Erik Bacharach break down how the Titans were able to get a win over the Bills following a team COVID-19 outbreak.
About six months after the Tennessee Titans re-signed Kamalei Correa to a one-year, $2.25 million deal, the outside linebacker is on his way out.
The Titans are trading Correa and their 2021 seventh-round draft pick to the Jacksonville Jaguars for their 2021 sixth-round pick, the team announced Wednesday.
Earlier in the day, a source said Correa had requested a trade. During a conference call a few hours later, coach Mike Vrabel said the 26-year-old would be released barring interest from another team.
“(General manager) Jon (Robinson) and I have spoken with him today,” Vrabel said, “and told him that he would be released. Now if things change, someone may reach out and that would be another situation that could happen. As of now, we’ll plan on going in another direction and moving on.”
Correa returned a positive coronavirus test on Sept. 30 before being activated off the COVID-19/reserve list Tuesday ahead of the Titans’ game against the Bills. He was inactive for the game.
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Even before Week 5, Correa had minimal impact through the early portion of this season. Through the Titans’ first three games, he played only 20% of the team’s total defensive snaps. His snaps decreased each week, from 17 in Week 1 to 12 in Week 2 to 10 in Week 3.
Correa was acquired by the Titans in August 2018, when they sent a sixth-round pick to the Ravens for him. He had a breakout toward the end of last season, compiling four sacks in the final five games of the regular season. He then went on to start all three of the Titans postseason games, a span during which he had two more sacks.
He was a second-round pick in 2016.
The Titans added Jadeveon Clowney and Vic Beasley in the offseason to bolster their edge-rushing group. They also have 2018 second-round pick Harold Landry, who on Tuesday recorded the unit’s first sack of the season, and 2019 undrafted free agent Derick Roberson, who has yet to play this season due to injury but could be close to a return.
Two more players activated off COVID-19/reserve list
The list of Titans players who have been activated off of the COVID-19/reserve list continues to grow.
Wide receivers Adam Humphries and Cam Batson, who is on the practice squad, became the latest players to be removed from the list.
Only four Titans from the 53-man roster remain on the COVID-19/reserve list: defensive lineman Jeffery Simmons, fullback Khari Blasingame, wide receiver Corey Davis and tight end MyCole Pruitt. Two players from the practice squad, tight end Tommy Hudson and defensive back Breon Borders, remain on the list.
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