The Kansas City Chiefs have released linebacker Kamalei Correa, according to the NFL’s official transactions report.
The #Chiefs cut Kamalei Correa, according to the NFL’s official transactions report.— Pete Sweeney (@pgsween) June 3, 2021
Correa, 27, had a rather short stay in Kansas City, having just signed with the club on May 5. The 6-foot-3, 241-pounder originally entered the NFL as a second-rounder for the Baltimore Ravens back in 2016.
Here is what our John Dixon noted at the time of his Chiefs’ signing:
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.
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.
At this writing, the Chiefs’ roster currently stands at 89 players.