Anquan Boldin | WR | San Francisco 49ers
Posted: 4/24/2013 3:58pm et
The San Francisco 49ers could consider selecting more than one wide receiver in the 2013 NFL Draft because WRs Anquan Boldin, Mario Manningham and Kyle Williams are entering the final year of their contracts.
Huddle Up: The Niners spent a first-round pick on A.J. Jenkins last year, but aside from Michael Crabtree they have little in the way of long-term solutions at wide receiver. They also have an abundance of picks this year and could package two or three to move up and grab a quality player in a draft class deep at wideout.
Posted: 3/24/2013 4:48pm et
San Francisco 49ers WR Anquan Boldin said he has called QB Colin Kaepernick about working out and start building chemistry. Boldin said it will take time for the two to build chemistry but is not sure how long it will take.
Huddle Up: Boldin led the Ravens with 65 receptions for 921 yards last season, but now will be the No. 2 receiver in a new, run-first offense opposite No. 1 target Michael Crabtree.
Posted: 3/11/2013 5:50pm et
The San Francisco 49ers acquired Anquan Boldin from the Baltimore Ravens in exchange for a sixth-round pick.
Huddle Up: Boldin wasn't willing to take a pay cut, so the Ravens got something for him rather than nothing had they just released him. The Niners could use help at receiver, and Boldin brings a proven veteran presence to a receiving corps that has Michael Crabtree and little else.
Posted: 3/10/2013 2:36pm et
Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco said he believes WR Anquan Boldin should refuse a pay cut if he believes he should get his full salary because he was an important player for the team in their championship run. 'Without him, we don't win the Super Bowl. He's a huge part of this team and someone I want to see back,' Flacco said. 'Obviously, when you're a player of his caliber, you believe you're worth a number and that's what you should get. He's going to stick to his guns, and that's the way it should be.'
Huddle Up: In actuality, Flacco's best hope of keeping Boldin around may lie with the WR accepting some short of restructured deal as the Ravens are fighting an uphill battle to get their salary cap in line.
Posted: 3/9/2013 11:40pm et
Baltimore Ravens WR Anquan Boldin said Saturday, March 9, that he is unwilling to take a pay cut, and he said he will not retire if he is let go. According to a person with knowledge of the negotiations, Boldin is preparing to become an unrestricted free-agent if released. Boldin said the team has not asked him to restructure his contract at this point. He said, as far as he knows, he will be playing for the Ravens under his current contract next season.
Huddle Up: The Ravens have some cap cutting to do, and Boldin's contract is on the list of possible ways to save money. Doesn't sound like he's agreeable to that plan, though it also sounds like he hasn't been asked, either. Boldin was tremendous down the stretch; his departure would leave a big hole in the Ravens' passing game.
Posted: 2/8/2013 11:15pm et
Baltimore Ravens WR Anquan Boldin said he will retire if he is cut by the Ravens, and that Baltimore will be the last team he plays for.
Huddle Up: Boldin may need to rework his deal, as the Super Bowl champs have to clear some cap space. His effective postseason play indicates there's still a decent fantasy season or two left in the tank, but you can't blame him if he wants to go out on top.
Posted: 2/4/2013 12:18am et
Baltimore Ravens WR Anquan Boldin caught a team-high 6 passes for 104 yards and a TD in the team's 34-31 win in Super Bowl XLVII on Sunday, Feb. 3.
Huddle Up: The veteran Boldin was QB Joe Flacco's best man during the team's run to the top, finishing his four-game postseason with 22 catches, 380 yards and 4 TDs. He still figures to be a valuable go-to guy at times, but look for the torch to be passed to the younger and more explosive Torrey Smith next season.
Posted: 1/17/2013 1:12pm et
Baltimore Ravens WR Anquan Boldin feels confident in the Ravens chances against the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game. When asked why this game would be different, Boldin said "because we'll make it different. We're going to win."
Huddle Up: Boldin and the Ravens won a wild-card game in Foxborough in 2009 and should've won last season's AFC title game in New England. If the Ravens are to win Sunday, Boldin and the WRs will likely play a big role as the Pats allowed the seventh-most fantasy points to opposing WRs during the regular season.
Posted: 1/6/2013 10:37pm et
Baltimore Ravens WR Anquan Boldin caught five passes for 145 yards and one touchdown against the Indianapolis Colts in the Wild Card playoff game.
Huddle Up: The yardage established a Ravens' playoff record and matched his highest single-game total since a 186-yard effort against the Seahawks in 2008. The Ravens now are 5-1 in games this season in which Boldin tops 80 receiving yards.
Posted: 12/28/2012 10:49pm et
Baltimore Ravens WR Anquan Boldin (shoulder) was limited in practice Friday, Dec. 28, and is questionable for Week 17.
Huddle Up: Boldin left the Week 16 win over the Giants with the shoulder issue and has been limited in practice all week. With the Ravens unlikely to better their playoff seed Sunday, the WR's status is very much in doutbt.
Posted: 12/25/2012 4:28pm et
Baltimore Ravens WR Anquan Boldin (shoulder) suffered a shoulder bruise in Week 16.
Huddle Up: Boldin followed up his catchless Week 15 outing with 7 grabs for 93 yards last week, but how much playing time the banged-up veteran receives this week is in real question as the Ravens try to get healthier for the playoffs.
Posted: 12/23/2012 11:58pm et
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said Sunday, Dec. 23, that no player suffered any serious injuries in the Week 16 game against the New York Giants. WR Anquan Boldin (shoulder) left the game late and did not return. However, it appears he'll be fine heading into the playoffs.
Huddle Up: Boldin had 7 catches for 93 yards before the injury, and while knowing Boldin will be fine for the playoffs is comforting for Ravens' fans, the WR's fantasy owners need to know about Week 17. That now means a week of checking practice reports coming out of Maryland.
Posted: 11/10/2012 1:52am et
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh and offensive coordinator Cam Cameron both want to get WR Jacoby Jones more involved in the offensive game plan in Week 10 versus the Oakland Raiders. Jones has just four catches and 32 yards in the last four games. Jones and WR Tandon Doss could see more playing time in a rotation with WRs Anquan Boldin and Torrey Smith. 'Let's get Jacoby out there a little more, let's get Tandon out there a little more,' Harbaugh said. 'Let's keep those guys a little fresher, because Torrey and Anquan, I mean, they'll play every play. They'll go until they can't, so we keep mixing in. We've got some playmakers, and we can mix them in a little more.' Jones and Doss being on the field cuts into playing time for FB Vonta Leach and TEs Dennis Pitta and Ed Dickson, though. However, Harbaugh wants to involve his fullback and tight ends more, too, so they're unlikely to lose playing time.
Huddle Up: In light of QB Joe Flacco's recent struggles, this isn't good news for Boldin's and Smith's fantasy owners, who would see the targets divvied up into smaller pieces.
Posted: 10/2/2012 11:53pm et
In the Week 4 game against the Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens WR Anquan Boldin was in on 98 percent of his team's offensive snaps.
Huddle Up: The Ravens' game plan was to attack the Browns CBs sans Joe Haden, and Boldin reaped the benefits with 9 receptions for 131 yards -- the most catches in a game for the WR since 2008 when he played for the Cardinals. The Ravens, though, aren't short on other receiving options with Torrey Smith, Dennis Pitta, Ray Rice, et al, so don't bank on Boldin approaching these numbers in most contests going forward.
Posted: 7/31/2012 1:31am et
Baltimore Ravens WR Anquan Boldin (knee) said Monday, July 30, that he is 'moving a lot better' in training camp this year. He had a scope for a partially torn meniscus last year.
Huddle Up: Boldin had played in 38 straight games before the Ravens shut him down for the last two weeks of 2011 season to get him ready for the playoffs. He's still about as viable as you can be for a 31-year old, and he sometimes slips to the eighth round in 12-team leagues.