Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 10/15/13

Anquan Boldin isn’t buying what the NFL is selling when it comes to player safety. The league’s increased emphasis on keeping players safe over the last few years has created quite the stir regarding their reasoning behind the sudden interest. Boldin seems to be among the group that believes the NFL is entirely self-serving as both current and former players continue to sue the league for their negligence over the years. “I think the league is covering their butt to be honest with you,” Boldin said, via the San Jose Mercury News. Boldin doesn’t seem to believe that the NFL has the best interests of the players in mind at all when making their decision, even bringing up Thursday night football as a prime example. “But there are some things that just don’t make sense to me,” Boldin added. “I mean if you’re so concerned about player safety then why do you have every team in the league playing on Thursday night when they just competed on a Sunday, knowing how difficult it is for guys to get back to being healthy after playing on Sunday? Guys really don’t feel like they’re back till probably Thursday or Friday to prepare for that next week.” Many players have expressed their concern over Thursday games in the past. The NFL has backed the idea of playing on Thursday’s time and again, but its argument for player safety only gives Boldin and other players even more ammo when it continue to pursue an 18-game schedule on the side. Have a question for Luke Hughes? Send it to him via Twitter at @LukeFHughes or send it here. Filed under: Headlines, Luke Hughes, NFL, San Francisco 49ers

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