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Anquan Boldin | Wide Receiver | #80

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (36) / 10/3/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 220
College: Florida State
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 2 (54) / ARZ
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In an interview with Arizona Sports 98.7, free agent Anquan Boldin said he wants to sign "right before training camp."
When asked about his preferred destination, Boldin simply said he is looking for the "right situation," but reports suggest he wants to stay close to his Florida home. When he is finally ready to sign, Boldin should not have much trouble finding a suitor. Jun 19 - 11:21 PM

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"Some close to" free agent Anquan Boldin "have suggested he'd prefer to play ... near his home in Florida."

Boldin is from Pahokee (FL) and played college ball at Florida State. The Bucs, Dolphins, and Jaguars are the NFL's Florida teams, although none of them have wide receiver needs. Staying down south, the Titans check some boxes after flirting with free agent Eric Decker, while the Panthers could make sense depending on how Devin Funchess and Curtis Samuel fare in training camp.
Jun 15 - 9:58 PM

Lions coach Jim Caldwell said the team has not spoken with free agent WR Anquan Boldin recently.

Boldin caught eight touchdowns as an important weapon for the Lions last season, but the team seemed to move on when they drafted Kenny Golladay in the third round. Still, Caldwell cautioned to "never say never." The Lions and Ravens reportedly showed interest in the veteran in April, but neither seem like a good possibility now.
Source: ESPN
Jun 15 - 10:07 AM

Lions GM Bob Quinn said the door remains "open" for free agent Anquan Boldin.

"We’ve had some communication with Anquan," said Quinn. "That was back in I’d say March, so really no update on our end of things." The 36-year-old is coming off another solid season that included 67 catches, 584 yards and a team-high eight touchdowns. Boldin may opt to skip offseason work by signing closer to the start of training camp, which is what he did last year. The 14-year veteran said he has no plans to retire.
Apr 29 - 10:40 PM

CBS Sports reports the Lions and Ravens have both expressed interest in re-signing free agent Anquan Boldin.

A Raven from 2010-12, Boldin was a Lion last season. Both teams have depth issues at receiver. For his part, Boldin has said he plans to wait until close to training camp to pick his 2017 home. Last year, Boldin didn't sign with the Lions until late July.
Source: CBS Sports
Apr 6 - 5:43 PM

Free agent Anquan Boldin is still planning to play in 2017.

ESPN's Jim Trotter reported as much last month. Boldin has previously said he doesn't expect to find a new home until around training camp. That would be similar to what he did last year. Headed into his age-37 campaign, Boldin is willing to wait as long as possible to find the right situation.
Apr 6 - 1:18 PM

Ravens coach John Harbaugh said he would be interested in bringing back free agent Anquan Boldin.

"I do believe he can still play at the highest level," Harbaugh said. Boldin played for the Ravens from 2010-12 and would fill their need for a possession receiver. The veteran will return for his 15th season, but he is not expected to sign until closer to training camp. Boldin caught 67 passes for 584 yards (8.7 YPR) and eight scores with the Lions last season.
Source: ESPN
Mar 28 - 11:41 AM

Free agent Anquan Boldin doesn’t expect to sign until the start of training camp.

Boldin didn’t sign with Detroit until late July last year. He plans to play another season, but hasn’t been connected to any teams. The Lions haven’t ruled out bringing Boldin back.
Source: ESPN
Mar 18 - 7:11 PM

ESPN's Jim Trotter reports free agent WR Anquan Boldin will return for his 15th season.

Boldin played for the Lions last year, but the Detroit Free Press' Dave Birkett has "heard" Boldin may want to remain close to his Florida home. The veteran caught 67 passes for 584 yards and eight touchdowns in 2016. Still a useful possession and red-zone target, Boldin will be an asset wherever he lands.
Mar 13 - 12:07 PM

Free agent Anquan Boldin is undecided on playing football in 2017.

Boldin stated after Detroit's playoff loss that he would like to play another year, but he may be having second thoughts at age 36. Per Lions.com's Tim Twentyman, Boldin is "open to returning" to Detroit if he indeed keeps playing. Boldin's playmaking ability evaporated long ago, but he can still help an offense on third downs and in the red zone. He caught eight TDs in 2016.
Feb 3 - 8:36 PM

Impending free agent Anquan Boldin hinted after the Wild Card loss to the Seahawks that he would like to continue his playing career.

"Yeah," Boldin said. "I haven’t sat down with my family at this point, but there’s still a passion that burns within me for football." Boldin just wrapped up his age-36 season but showed he still has game left in the tank. He isn't someone who is going to win with speed, but Boldin catches everything thrown to him and became one of Matthew Stafford's most-trusted red-zone targets. If he wants to play in 2017, the Lions would likely bring him back.
Source: ESPN.com
Jan 9 - 9:40 AM

Anquan Boldin caught 2-of-6 targets for 24 yards in the Lions' Wild Card loss to the Seahawks.

Boldin did more harm than good in this one, getting flagged for two unnecessary roughness penalties which set the Lions back. Despite the disappointing end, it was a successful season overall for the 36-year-old. He caught 67 passes for 584 yards while finding the end zone eight times in the regular season. An impending free agent, Boldin has to decide if he wants to continue his career, and the Lions have to decide if they want to re-sign him. If Boldin decides to keep playing, it is likely Detroit will welcome him back with open arms.
Jan 8 - 12:24 AM

Anquan Boldin caught 4-of-6 targets for 57 yards and a touchdown in Week 17 against the Packers.

Boldin's touchdown came on a hail mary at the end of the game. He saw three red-zone targets, but was quiet for most of the night. Boldin has been highly productive on third downs and near the end-zone with eight touchdowns this season. He'll remain a TD-dependent play against Seattle in the Wild Card Round.
Jan 2 - 12:20 AM

The Detroit Free Press reports Anquan Boldin is battling a finger injury.

Boldin isn't listed on this week's injury report, but per reporter Dave Birkett, he's been catching few, if any, balls in practice. He has a splint on his left ring finger. The Lions are probably simply trying to have Boldin avoid further injury, but he should undoubtedly be on the injury report. It's something for DFS players to keep in mind. Perhaps Eric Ebron will finally get some looks in the red zone.
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 07:12:00 PM

Anquan Boldin caught 5-of-7 targets for 33 yards in the Lions' Week 16 loss to the Cowboys.

Boldin continues to be Matthew Stafford's safety blanket on third downs and in the red zone. But Stafford didn't throw a touchdown in this one, and the Lions instead scored all three times on the ground. Boldin will be a touchdown-dependent WR4 next week in a primetime clash with the Packers.
Tue, Dec 27, 2016 12:28:00 AM

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