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Steelers CB Antwon Blake Signs Restricted Tender

Judging by a tweet that he sent out Friday afternoon, Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Antwon Blake has apparently signed his one-year restricted tender.

Blake is scheduled to earn $1.542 million in 2015 now that he has signed the contract and it also means that he is no longer a restricted free agent.

Blake, who played his college football at Texas-El Paso, entered the league originally in 2012 as an undrafted free agent with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Blake was waived by the Jaguars just prior to the start of the 2013 season and he was ultimately claimed by the Steelers.

Blake has played in 30 regular-season games with the Steelers and last season he registered 42 total tackles, one interception, one forced fumble and six passes defensed. He also has served as a core special teams player for the Steelers during his two seasons in Pittsburgh.

In the 2014 regular-season finale against the Cincinnati Bengals, Blake stripped Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green of the football after a catch deep within Steelers territory with less than four minutes remaining in the game.

In addition to Blake, the Steelers also issued restricted tenders to fullback Will Johnson and safety Robert Golden.

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