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Blake gets tryout with the Bucs



Tommy Blake, a former preseason All America defensive end from Texas Christian, will visit the Bucs for a workout this week and could participate in the rookie minicamp.

Blake, 23, suffered from clinical depression and social anxiety disorder that kept him out of five games numerous practices his senior year and likely prevented him from being drafted. The 6-foot-3 Blake weighed 281 pounds at the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis in February -- 26 pounds more than his standout junior season. But it was seven pounds less than he weighed at the East-West Shrine game a month earlier.

"He's battled it,'' one scout said.

As a junior, Blake recorded 54 tackles, including seven sacks and 16.5 tackles for a loss. He will be someone to watch closely if he makes to the weekend.



[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 3:01pm]


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