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Most Likely Trade Destinations for Kamalei Correa

Max Staley
Kamalei Correa has requested a trade and these three teams make sense.
Kamalei Correa has requested a trade and these three teams make sense. / Todd Olszewski/Getty Images

Tennessee Titans linebacker Kamalei Correa has reportedly requested a trade after being inactive on Tuesday night against the Buffalo Bills. He had been used sparingly all season prior to last night, playing just 39 defensive snaps on the year and never more than 17 in a single game.

This represents a significant shift from his usage in 2019, when he finished the year with 33 tackles, 6 tackles for loss, 5 QB hits and 5 sacks while playing at least 30 snaps in eight of Tennessee's final nine games.

Assuming the Titans look to trade Correa, here are three potential destinations for the former second-round pick.

3. Houston Texans

Like the next name on this list, the Houston Texans are blitzing at a fairly high rate, but it just isn't working. Houston blitzes at the league's ninth-highest rate, but records pressures at the eighth-lowest rate. A former second-round pick now set to join his third NFL team, Correa is exactly the type of gamble Houston likes to take, as evidenced by the additions of players like Bradley Roby and Vernon Hargreaves III.

2. Buffalo Bills

The Bills have blitzed at the eighth-highest rate in the league (33.8%), but they're only pressuring the QB at a 16.2% rate – the second-worst mark in the league. Perhaps Buffalo could look to give this pass-rush a shot in the arm by taking a low-cost gamble on the Boise State product.

1. Green Bay Packers

The Green Bay Packers' pass-rushing unit could also use a boost. Z'Darious Smith has looked as dominant as ever, recording 5.0 sacks, but Preston Smith hasn't been nearly as effective as he was in 2019. He has tallied 0.5 sacks and just 1 QB hit through four games. Essentially, if Z'Darious isn't getting home, no one is. Green Bay has the league's third-lowest pressure rate (17.6%). Adding Correa could be a good way to spell the Smith brothers, ensuring both can remain fresh all season.

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