Originally posted on Ravens Football Machine  |  Last updated 3/11/13
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.         Reaction from Ravens fans over the rapid development of the Boldin trade is mixed, with a lot of bitterness being expressed by casual fans who hopped on board the Super Bowl Express just a month ago. What they will learn is that the business side of football is cruel sometimes. Flacco had to be paid, free agents need to be signed, cap room had to be cleared. Boldin is on the wrong side of 30. Something had to give. Fact is, Boldin will land on his feet quite nicely in San Francisco---that is, if he decides to report to his new team. He would continue to make his old money without having to take a cut...
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