QValentino Blake
DB NYG (8)
3 months ago

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

EDGE Analysis

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

QValentino Blake
DB NYG (8)
3 months ago

Blake (personal) is dealing with some personal issues, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports.

EDGE Analysis

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

QValentino Blake
DB NYG (8)
3 months ago

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

EDGE Analysis

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.

QValentino Blake
DB NYG (8)
3 months ago

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

EDGE Analysis

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.

QValentino Blake
DB NYG (8)
4 months ago

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

EDGE Analysis

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 couch Ben McAdoo saying otherwise -- is dealing with a re-aggravation of the back injury that the 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.

QValentino Blake
DB NYG (8)
4 months ago

Blake was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list for the start of training camp due to an undisclosed injury.

EDGE Analysis

Blake joined the Giants during the offseason and is expected to be a backup corner behind Janoris Jenkins, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, and Eli Apple. Without and specifics given on the type or severity of Blake's injury, he's currently without a timetable for return.

QValentino Blake
DB NYG (8)
8 months ago

Blake signed with the Giants on Monday.

EDGE Analysis

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.

QValentino Blake
DB NYG (8)
2 years ago

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

EDGE Analysis

One of six players to notch at least 75 tackles and 11 passes defended last season, Blake will take his talents from Pittsburgh to Tennessee, where he'll join forces with fellow cornerbacks Perrish Cox and Brice McCain. In addition to the aforementioned production, Blake recorded two touchdowns (including one pick-six), one sack, and one forced fumble across 16 games.

QValentino Blake
DB NYG (8)
2 years ago

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.

EDGE Analysis

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.

QValentino Blake
DB NYG (8)
2 years ago

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

EDGE Analysis

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.