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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.