NASHVILLE, Tennessee. – Tennessee titans have agreed to a deal that will send outside defender Kamalei Korea to Jaguars Jacksonville, confirmed sources for ESPN.
Korea was disappointed with their reduced role after playing just 38 clicks in defense (1
Trading Correa gives the fifth-year veteran a fresh start that he wants. Korea’s new team is a rival to Titans AFC South. The Titans and Jaguars will meet next on the field in Jacksonville on December 13.
Korea asked the Titans to trade him after he was inactive for the 42-16 victory over the Buffalo Bills on Tuesday night. Tennessee had just removed Korea from the COVID-19 reserve / list on Tuesday after being added to the September 30 list.
Titans coach Mike Vrabel said earlier on Tuesday that the team would honor Korea’s request for a fresh start elsewhere.
The Jaguars need help from the linebacker after Leon Jacobs lost a torn ACL, an injury he suffered during the Sept. 24 loss to the Miami Dolphins. Cassius Marsh, whom the Jaguars signed for a one-year $ 910,000 deal in March, has stepped in for Jacobs’ strong defender and has only three fights in the last two games.
The Jaguars have some experienced depth behind middle back Joe Schobert and weak lifeback Miles Jack. Second-year player Dakota Allen made the first start of his career in last week’s game in Houston in place of injured Jack (ankle). Jack is expected to return to the squad for this week’s game against Detroit.
Tennessee signed Korea for a one-year deal of $ 2.5 million in April. Correa, a second-round pick for the 2016 draft from the Baltimore Ravens, was acquired by the Titans in exchange for a sixth-round pick in the 2019 draft.
Trading news was first reported by the NFL Network.
ESPN’s Michael DiRocco contributed to this report.