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Anquan Boldin | Wide Receiver | #81

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (35) / 10/3/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 220
College: Florida State
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 2 (54) / ARZ
Contract: view contract details

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Free agent WR Anquan Boldin will visit the Lions on Monday.
The Lions clearly aren't satisfied with their receiving depth, signing Andre Roberts to a one-year deal and now hosting Boldin, who is the top free agent receiver on the market. Boldin previously mentioned his desire to play for a contender, but so far the Lions and Redskins are the only teams who have shown interest. The 35-year-old led San Francisco with 69 catches and 789 yards last year. With Calvin Johnson gone, the Lions' top receivers are Golden Tate and Marvin Jones. Jun 13 - 10:10 AM

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49ers coach Chip Kelly hasn't talked to free agent Anquan Boldin since February.

The team appears uninterested in re-signing Boldin at this point and is moving forward with Torrey Smith and a host of competitive, intriguing youngsters like DeAndre Smelter and Eric Rogers. If Kelly doesn't like what he sees from Smelter and Co. when the pads come on this summer, and Boldin remains unsigned, things could change. But, for now, the 49ers have moved on.
May 18 - 11:48 AM

49ers GM Trent Baalke wouldn't rule out re-signing free agent WR Anquan Boldin.

The 49ers added only sixth-round WR Aaron Burbridge in the draft, leaving him, Bruce Ellington, Quinton Patton, Jerome Simpson, DeAndrew White, and 2015 fourth-rounder DeAndre Smelter as their options behind Torrey Smith. Boldin has visited just one team to this point, but it's not clear if he's willing to be part of San Francisco's rebuild. The top remaining free-agent wideout, Boldin should sign with a team before June's mandatory minicamp.
May 13 - 5:09 PM

If 49ers coach Chip Kelly is unimpressed with how the team's wide receivers perform at this week's minicamp, San Francisco could reach out to free agent Anquan Boldin.

San Francisco's current receiving corps is dangerously thin on talent with Torrey Smith entering this week's three-day minicamp as the No. 1 option. The team doesn't appear to be in a position to draft Ole Miss WR Laquon Treadwell or TCU WR Josh Doctson, who are both expected to go in the mid to late first round. That could prompt the Niners to reconnect with Boldin, who remains unsigned. Boldin has led San Francisco in receiving yards each of the last three seasons, but it's unclear if he's interested in being part of the 49ers' rebuilding process.
Apr 24 - 1:05 PM

Free agent Anquan Boldin said he will "take his time" in choosing where to play this season.

Boldin's only reported visit so far was with the Redskins in late March. "It's the first time in 13 years I've been a free agent, so I get to pick where I want to go now," he said. "I'm definitely going to take my time and make the best decision for me and my family." Boldin turns 36 in October, but he still looked like he had gas in the tank last season. He should land with a Super Bowl contender before camp.
Source: CBS Sports
Apr 14 - 10:54 AM

Free agent Anquan Boldin is visiting the Redskins on Tuesday.

It's Boldin's first visit of free agency. Although he's going on 36 and has lost a step or two, Boldin remained effective for an awful 49ers offense in 2015. He's easily the best wideout remaining in free agency. He'd probably just be a depth signing for the Redskins, but there's an outside chance his addition would mean the release of Pierre Garcon.
Mar 29 - 3:28 PM

Bills GM Doug Whaley said he doesn’t expect to sign free agent Anquan Boldin.

The Bills had early interest in Boldin, but it sounds like his asking price is out of their range. Boldin’s market has been slow to develop, with New England the only team connected to him. The 49ers haven’t ruled out re-signing Boldin.
Mar 26 - 7:04 PM

GM Trent Baalke said the 49ers haven't closed the door on re-signing free agent Anquan Boldin but admitted that opportunity would present itself "later than sooner."

"He's going to explore his options and we're going to explore ours," said Baalke. "We got a draft to go through." Despite his pedigree, it sounds like the Niners consider Boldin a last resort. The veteran drew interest from New England and Buffalo earlier this offseason but both teams have already addressed their receiver needs. The 35-year-old said he's not considering retirement.
Mar 25 - 1:31 PM

Free agent Anquan Boldin's player rep says his client "certainly" isn't considering retirement.

Boldin has been greeted by an ice cold market, failing to draw so much as a single visit eight days into free agency. It's a bit surprising, as Boldin remained very productive for one of the league's worst offenses last season, catching 69 passes for 789 yards and four touchdowns in 14 games. He can definitely still contribute. The problem is more than likely an unrealistic asking price, which should soon come down.
Mar 17 - 3:48 PM

According to NFL Network's Rand Getlin, free agent Anquan Boldin wants to play for a team that will "compete at the highest level."

Boldin wants to win another ring before he fades off into the sunset. That obviously wasn't going to happen in San Francisco, where the Niners are in the beginning of what could be a lengthy rebuilding process. It sounds like he'd be willing to take less money to play for a contender. Boldin never had much chance to succeed last season with Colin Kaepernick and Blaine Gabbert splitting quarterback duties. The 789 yards he recorded were his fewest since 2004.
Mar 6 - 11:25 AM

The final three years of Anquan Boldin's contract voided.

He’s now a free agent. The move leaves the 49ers with $2.7M in dead money. Boldin managed a 69/789/5 line despite playing through injuries and a combination of Colin Kaepernick/Blaine Gabbert. He’ll be one of top wideouts available despite entering his age-36 season.
Feb 12 - 5:30 PM

Anquan Boldin caught 5-of-8 targets for 71 yards and a touchdown in the 49ers' Week 17 win over the Rams.

Despite abysmal quarterback play all year, Boldin strung together a handful of solid games in his age-35 campaign, finishing the season with a 69-789-5 receiving line. Although he was rarely a trustworthy fantasy starter, Boldin showed he is still capable of winning against defensive backs in the slot with box-out moves and "old man strength." Boldin will be a free agent this offseason. He seems likely to stick around the league at least one more season and could be a useful starter if bookended by a more prototypical No. 1 wideout. Torrey Smith obviously wasn't that in San Francisco.
Jan 3 - 8:36 PM

Anquan Boldin secured 5-of-5 targets for 27 yards in the 49ers' Week 16 loss to the Lions.

Boldin racked up three quick receptions on San Francisco's first drive, but was silent thereafter while struggling to get open against Lions sixth-round rookie slot CB Quandre Diggs. Boldin has been up and down since Blaine Gabbert took over as the 49ers' starting quarterback, and hasn't mixed in any truly big weeks. San Francisco's season will end versus St. Louis in Week 17.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 05:30:00 PM

Contract-year WR Anquan Boldin is "definitely" interested in re-signing with the 49ers.

The 35-year-old isn't thinking about retirement. "I honestly came into this league wanting to play 10 years," Boldin said. "Ten years flew by. I’m at this point now, but when I feel like I’m ready to give it up, I will, but right now it’s not the time." When asked about re-signing with San Francisco, Boldin said, "I like it here. I like the people here. The organization has been great to me."
Fri, Dec 25, 2015 09:59:00 AM

Anquan Boldin secured 8-of-10 targets for 74 yards and a touchdown in the 49ers' Week 15 win loss to Cincinnati.

The lone lowlight was a lost fumble. Boldin was able to pile up catches and targets in garbage time of a game the 49ers lost convincingly, and where Blaine Gabbert dialed up 54 dropbacks. Boldin has been very inconsistent and hard to predict on a weekly basis with Gabbert under center. He's best viewed as a low-upside WR3 option entering Week 16 against Detroit.
Sun, Dec 20, 2015 08:55:00 PM

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