Baltimore Ravens trade Anquan Boldin to San Francisco 49ers

Last Updated: 16/03/13 3:49pm

  • Share:
Anquan Boldin: traded to 49ers for a sixth-round draft pick

Anquan Boldin: traded to 49ers for a sixth-round draft pick

Sky Bet

    • Retrieving latest Sky Bet odds

San Francisco 49ers have signed wide receiver Anquan Boldin from Baltimore Ravens - just five weeks after their meeting in Super Bowl XLVII.

Boldin, 32, led Baltimore in receiving yards in each of the past three seasons since joining from Arizona and was one of coach John Harbaugh's star players in their 34-31 victory in New Orleans.

The 10-year veteran revealed last month that he would retire if he was cut by the Ravens, but has now done a U-turn with the 49ers signing him up in exchange for a sixth-round draft pick. He must pass a physical to complete the move.

The news has disappointed Ravens' quarterback Joe Flacco who had hoped the player would remain at M&T Bank Stadium.

"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 main reasons we won the Super Bowl this year."

Boldin is likely to earn $6 million in the coming season and he carries a $7.531 million salary-cap figure.

The deal is expected to go through on Tuesday evening when the new league year begins and is also dependent on the player passing a medical.

  • Share:


NFL off-season moves

Mark Sanchez of the New York Jets during NFL 2013 pre season

QB battles commence

Mark Sanchez won round one at the Jets, but that was just one of several lines of note from QBs in pre-season action.

Vince Young: Another NFL chance with Green Bay

Young given Packers chance

The colourful career of quarterback Vince Young took another surprising turn after he signed with the Green Bay Packers.

Dennis Pitta: A reliable option for Joe Flacco last season

Pitta ruled out for season

Baltimore tight end Dennis Pitta will miss the entire NFL season after suffering a serious hip injury.


Most Popular


Jags competition

Jags competition

Win Jags quarterback Blake Bortles signed football - enter now to be in with a chance.

Sky Sports Mock Draft

Sky Sports Mock Draft

As we edge closer to the 2015 NFL draft, Richard Graves compiles his own list of the likely movers.

Second chances?

Second chances?

We analyse Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson and Greg Hardy - and hear the thoughts of NFL greats.