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Anquan Boldin, who is currently traveling in Senegal, Africa on a charity mission, told ESPN he was stunned to hear that the Baltimore Ravens traded him to the San Francisco 49ers. Boldin said that he found out about the trade when he got off the plane in Africa and had received several text messages congratulating him on the trade. “… It was shocking at first … but I mean it, for me it is also a good thing. … When I look at the organization and what they’re about … and as a football team, the talent that they have … I think it’s good, a good place for me to be,” he told ESPN. Boldin tweeted a thank you to the Ravens through his twitter account today and said that he thought Baltimore was going to be his “last stop”. “I would like thank the Ravens fans for their incredible support for myself and my family throughout my years in Baltimore,” he wrote. “I am grateful in getting to know you and will miss what I call home. I thought this was the last stop of my career but regardless of the circumstances I came here to win a Championship and in February we came home Champions.” The trade was surprising to many, as Boldin was traded for a 6th round draft pick (contingent on his passing a physical). One that was surprised by the trade was his former quarterback Joe Flacco. “Anquan was a great receiver for myself and for our football team,” said Flacco, who signed a six-year, $120.6 million deal with the Ravens last week. “It’s sad to see a guy like that go, but at the same time you want what’s best for him and you just wish him the best of luck. Anquan was a big part of this football team, a big part of this offense. He’s one of the many reasons we won the Super Bowl this year.” Boldin was more than likely ousted because a restrucuring of his $6 Million dollar deal fell through, and the Ravens felt as though they could get something for him in a trade instead of simply cutting him. Boldin led Baltimore with 65 catches for 921 yards and four touchdowns in 2012. He may have played his best ball in the postseason, though, totaling 16 receptions for 276 yards and three touchdowns. The candidate for top receiver now will now likely go to young Torrey Smith. With guys like Boldin getting dealt, and others like Paul Kruger and Ed Reed possibly not returning to Baltimore next season, the super bowl champs might look a lot different in 2013. Ray Lewis has retired, Kruger is probably headed to Cleveland, and Ed Reed is possibly joining Boldin in San Francisco. This could be a very different team in 2013. The post Anquan Boldin: Trade to Niners Was “Shocking” appeared first on DOWN & DISTANCE.
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The San Francisco 49ers have agreed to acquire wide receiver Anquan Boldin from the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens for an undisclosed pick in this April's draft.
The deal, announced by the team shortly after the start of the free agency period Tuesday, is pending a physical. Boldin was a big key in Baltimore's 34-31 Super Bowl victory against the 49ers. He made six...
The NFL postseason is when each of the remaining teams gets exposed. The Seattle Seahawks and the San Francisco 49ers have just healed one open wound apiece with Monday’s trades for Anquan Boldin and Percy Harvin.
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The saga is over. Anquan Boldin has been traded. Baltimore traded the wide receiver to San Francisco for a sixth round pick in the upcoming draft.
Boldin will provide Colin Kaepernick another target down field.
The Ravens were said to be on the verge of releasing Boldin so Ozzie Newsome did well to get a draft pick in return. It is unclear exactly what Boldin would have gotten on...
According to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun, the Ravens have traded wide receiver Anquan Boldin to the San Francisco 49ers for the sixth round pick.
Anquan Boldin traded to 49ers for a sixth-round pick
— Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) March 11, 2013
This is a big move by the 49ers who need another receiver to go along with Michael Crabtree and Mario Manningham.
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That didn't take long--- The Ravens asked Anquan Boldin to take a $2 million pay cut to remain a Raven. 'Quan said no way. Okay, said Ozzie, we're trading you to the 49ers for a 6th round pick. Boom. Done.
And now 'Quan is done as a Raven. Coming up on 33 he still has one more good year left in him. The Ravens are going to miss his big plays.
The Baltimore Ravens traded wide receiver Anquan Boldin to the San Francisco 49ers on Monday for a sixth-round draft pick after he failed to agree to take a cut pay.
The loss of the veteran wide receiver now means the defending Super Bowl champions will likely turn to either Tandon Doss or Jacoby Jones to replace him. Jones is expected to stay in 2013 even though he is a due a...
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Joe Flacco wants the Ravens to keep Anquan Boldin, but he knows a little something about sticking to your guns during contract talks.
NFL trade machine just moving today. A key component to the Baltimore Ravens recent Super Bowl run, is now gone.
Joe Flacco‘s opinion may not be popular with the Ravens’ front office, but it’s one that will resonate with his teammates and the NFL players’ association.
The Ravens’ quarterback supports Anquan Boldin‘s decision to reject a pay cut from Baltimore. Boldin’s cap number is $7.531 million for 2013, and the Ravens’ are in a bit of a bind salary cap-wise after signing...
With the commencement of the NFL free agency period more blockbuster trades are being executed throughout the league. After Baltimore Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome insisted he wouldn't make the mistake of trying to keep the band all together, the franchise has traded wide receiver Anquan Boldin to the team they just defeated to earn the right to be called Super Bowl champions, the...
Free agency has yet to get underway, but the frenzy started on Monday with two of the league's top receivers being traded. Contracts were of course factors in both cases, but let's break down what Percy Harvin going from the Minnesota Vikings to the Seattle Seahawks and Anquan Boldin going from the Baltimore Ravens to the San Francisco 49ers means for all four teams involved...
The Seattle Seahawks pushed all their chips in the middle of the table, they’re in. The NFC champion San Francisco 49ers countered. Both teams are playing for high stakes and it is getting interesting.
The Seahawks traded for Percy Harvin, leaving the Vikings with a very unhappy Superstar in Adrian Peterson.
The 49ers responded with a trade as well getting Anquan Boldin from...