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Jets Cut Tight End Blake Spence

August 21, 2000

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) _ Third-year tight end Blake Spence was waived Monday by the New York Jets.

Spence, a fifth-round selection in the 1998 draft, played 16 games in two seasons with the team. He had four receptions for 20 yards and one touchdown, against Dallas last season on a 2-yard pass from Ray Lucas.

His most memorable play came in the 1998 AFC championship game, when Spence blocked a punt that New York recovered at the Denver 1. It set up a touchdown.

Spence was beaten out by rookie Jermaine Wiggins.

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