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  • Valentino Blake: Released by Giants

    Blake (personal) was released by the Giants, Ralph Vacchiano of reports.

    Blake had recently left the Giants due to a "personal reason."

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  • Giants' Valentino Blake: Dealing with personal issues

    Blake is away from the team while dealing with personal issues, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports.

    Blake suddenly left the team Wednesday and was placed on the exempt/left squad list so as to open up his roster spot. The Giants have given no timetable for his return and signed defensive back Tim Scott to fill out the roster.

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  • Giants' Valentino Blake: Given roster exemption

    The Giants designated Blake exempt/left squad Wednesday, Jordan Raanan of ESPN reports.

    It is unclear what exactly is going on behind the scenes, but Blake's designation makes room for the Giants to use his spot on the 90-man roster for another player. He is competing for a depth cornerback and special teams' role on the final roster, so a quick return will be helpful for his chances.

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  • Giants' Valentino Blake: Healthy again

    Blake (back) played in Monday's preseason game against the Browns, Dan Duggan of reports.

    Blake is expected to earn his meal ticket as a special teams asset, and the Giants showed that when he played in a team-high 10 kicking snaps Monday. He has played a considerable amount of defensive snaps in his first five seasons, but the Giants have a deep defensive-back corps, so he'll have a tougher time earning time there.

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  • Giants' Valentino Blake: Nursing back injury

    Blake missed Wednesday's practice due to a back injury, James Kratch of reports.

    Blake -- who the Giants ultimately opted not to place on the Physically Unable to Perform list to begin training camp, despite earlier reports from head coach Ben McAdoo saying otherwise -- is dealing with an aggravation of the back injury that caused the team to consider placing him on the PUP list in the first place. It isn't clear when he'll be back in action.

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  • Giants' Valentino Blake: Added to Giants defense

    Blake signed with the Giants on Monday.

    Blake started all 16 games in 2015 for the Steelers, compiling 76 tackles and two interceptions, but was relegated to a more suitable reserve role with the Titans last year, when he finished with 42 stops. In joining the Giants, Blake figures to provide experienced depth to the team's secondary and special teams units.

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  • Titans' Antwon Blake: Lands in Tennessee

    The Titans and Blake agreed to a contract Thursday, Jason Wolf of The Tennessean reports.

    One of six players to notch at least 75 tackles and 11 passes defended last season, Blake nonetheless posted a decent stat line, despite being a detriment to the Steelers' pass defense. Upon moving from Pittsburgh to Tennessee, he'll join a cornerback crew composed of Jason McCourty (groin), Perrish Cox, and Brice McCain.

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  • Steelers' Antwon Blake: One tackle in loss

    Blake had one tackle (solo) in the Steelers' loss to the Broncos on Sunday. He finished the post season with two tackles and an interception.

    Blake co-led the team (Ross Cockrell) with 11 passes defended in 2015. He totaled 76 tackles (six solo), including one sack and a forced fumble, and had two interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown. An unrestricted free agent, Blake set single season career highs in nearly every defensive category, recording his first sack and touchdown. He is one of eight defensive backs, 13 defensive players, and 29 players overall whose contract with Pittsburgh is up.

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  • Steelers' Antwon Blake: First sack of the season in win

    Blake totaled four tackles (all solo), including a sack in the Steelers' win over the Browns on Sunday.

    The Pittsburgh defense recorded seven sacks on the way to securing a playoff berth, including the first sack of Blake's NFL career in the second quarter.

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  • Steelers' Antwon Blake: Team-high nine tackles on Sunday

    Blake recorded a team-high nine tackles (eight solo) in the Steelers' 38-35 win against the Raiders on Sunday.

    Blake now leads Pittsburgh with 48 solo tackles, and his 58 total tackles is second only to Lawrence Timmons (63) on the team. Blake also had a forced a fumble, the second of his career, and will look to add to that total in Week 10 against Cleveland, which has a league worst 12 fumbles this season.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-10, 198 lbs
Birthplace: Jacksonville, FL, USA
Age: 33
School: Texas-El Paso
Experience: 6