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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 Flacco to a six-year, $120 million contract.
“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 told USA Today. “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.”
Boldin was a big part of the Ravens’ Super Bowl-winning team. He had 65 receptions for 921 yards four four touchdowns during the regular season. He added another 22 receptions for 380 yards and four touchdowns during Baltimore’s postseason run.
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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.
It was reported Saturday morning that wide receiver Anquan Boldin will likely be released by the Ravens after refusing to take a pay cut. At least one of his teammates is siding with the Baltimore wideout.
Quarterback Joe Flacco told Craig Morgan of FOX Sports Arizona that he believes Boldin is making the right move after not being offered the contract he deserves.
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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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Anquan Boldin was phenomenal during the playoffs this season. However, the Ravens, who are cap-strapped, have reportedly told the receiver to take a pay cut or they would release.
According to a report, Boldin’s base salary is $6 million and the Ravens would like to free up some cap space to be a participant in free agency.
Boldin originally said he would retire if the Ravens cut...
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...
NFL trade machine just moving today. A key component to the Baltimore Ravens recent Super Bowl run, is now gone.
For over a decade, Ray Lewis was the unquestioned leader of the Baltimore Ravens' defense, giving countless speeches that rallied his troops around him. They were fiery, and they came from the heart, but they were also ridiculous, even for his teammates.
"Oh, it's funny," Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco told USA Today Sports while talking about Lewis' passionate...
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...
According to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun, the Ravens are expected to make a “significant” offer to linebacker Dannell Elerbe before free agency opens up this coming Tuesday.
‘There’s always a chance, and that’s what I’m hoping will happen,” Ellerbe said. “The Ravens are a perfect situation for me. Hopefully, it’s a perfect situation for me to sign on the dotted...