San Francisco 49ers Acquire Anquan Boldin
According to Aaron Wilson (@ravensinsider) of The Baltimore Sun, the Baltimore Ravens have agreed to trade wide receiver Anquan Boldin to the San Francisco 49ers in exchange for a sixth-round pick in the upcoming draft.
Boldin, 32, caught 65 passes for 921 yards and four touchdowns last season for Baltimore, and caught another 22 passes for 380 yards and four more touchdowns during the Ravens’ playoff run.
It had been reported that the Ravens were interested in dealing Boldin, who is scheduled to make $6 million next season. Boldin reportedly had no interest in taking a pay cut, so Baltimore decided to move him.
The 49ers weren’t expected to retain veteran wideout Randy Moss this summer, so the acquisition of Boldin makes sense. The team needed to add depth at receiver behind Michael Crabtree, who broke out and enjoyed his best NFL season to date in 2012.
Boldin’s great play during the postseason raised some eyebrows a bit, and showed that the 32-year-old still does have something left in the tank.
He’ll likely slide in as San Francisco’s No. 2 receiver opposite Crabtree, and he gives the 49ers an inside pass-catcher that can do some damage over-the-middle.
Just like he was last season, Boldin could be a lower-end WR2 in standard fantasy leagues.