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Chiefs sign former Ravens, Titans edge rusher Kamalei Correa

Kansas City acquires an edge rusher with five years of NFL experience.

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According to a report from the Kansas City Star’s Sam McDowell, the Kansas City Chiefs have signed veteran linebacker and edge rusher Kamalei Correa, who most recently played with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

A five-year veteran, the 27-year-old Correa was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the second round (42nd overall) in the 2016 NFL draft.

An outside linebacker at Boise State, the 6-foot-3, 241-pound Correa has been used both as a linebacker and edge rusher in the NFL. According to Pro Football Focus, the Ravens used him almost exclusively on the defensive line as a rookie — but in his sophomore season, they almost always lined him up in the second level of the defense.

The Ravens traded him to the Tennessee Titans in 2018. Over two and a half seasons there, Correa was used primarily as an edge rusher, but sometimes lined up in the box. Traded to the Jacksonville Jaguars in late October, he played in three games before ending his season on injured reserve with a hamstring injury. The Jaguars released him in February.

For now, we’ll classify him as a defensive end with Kansas City.

Correa has played in 63 games over his NFL career, starting 19 of them — most of them during his time with the Titans. He’s accumulated 84 tackles (57 solo and 11 for loss), 8.5 sacks, 13 quarterback hits, two forced fumbles and five passes defensed. He’s started in three playoff games — one of them the Titans’ loss to the Chiefs in 2019. He had six tackles (four solo) and a sack in that game.

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