Tag:Anquan Boldin
Posted on: March 5, 2010 6:54 pm

Boldin to Ravens


The Arizona Cardinals have traded receiver Anquan Boldin to the Baltimore Ravens for a third-round pick and a swap of fourth and fifth-round picks, according to a league source.

The Ravens, desperate for receiver help, also gave Boldin a three-year contract extension. He will become the No. 1 receiver in Baltimore, which is desperate to get a go-to player for Joe Flacco.

The Cardinals were willing to part with Boldin in part because they tired of his ways and the team personnel department thinks Early Doucet is ready to take over as the third receiver behind Larry Fitzgerald and Steve Breaston.


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Posted on: May 28, 2009 8:22 pm

Bold move by Boldin

Now that Anquan Boldin has fired agent Drew Rosenahus the logical thinking is he will get a new deal from the Arizona Cardinals.

Let me say that I think Rosenhaus is a good agent. He cares about his clients. But firing him might be the only way Boldin can get a new deal.

Here's why: The contract he's complaining about is the same one Rosenhaus negotiated for him a few years ago.

As one Arizona official told me, "It's the deal his agent got for him. How can he bitch about it?"

Now it's not the same agent. Now he can bitch.  Now Boldin can go to the Cardinals wiith his new agent and ask for a new deal, without hearing how Rosenhaus was the guy who landed him the last one.

Boldin isn't going to sit out the season. And the Cardinals aren't going to trade him without a blockbuster offer. So look for a new deal in the coming weeks.

Getting rid of Rosenhaus was the only real way to make it happen, even if he is getting rid of the agent shark.
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Posted on: April 16, 2009 9:16 am
Edited on: April 17, 2009 6:03 am

Expect Boldin moved next week

At some point next week, before the draft on Saturday, there is a good chance the Arizona Cardinals will trade receiver Anquan Boldin.

There are a variety of reasons why. They think they have enough talent behind Larry Fitzgerald to get by in their passing game. They don't want to give him a Fitzgerald-like contract. They also are tiring of his act. And there is some thinking among Cardinals insiders that he is jealous of Fitzgerald's success.

The Cardinals put it out there Wednesday that they received calls from teams inquiring about Boldin. Why the rush to let that information out? They want to make a move before the draft, if they make a move at all.

So where does he go? Many speculate Philadelphia or to the Giants. But here's one to strongly consider: Jacksonville. The Jaguars have discussed a trade with the Cardinals and they are in the market for a receiver.

The Jaguars are also struggling to sell tickets and landing a Florida kid who played at Florida State could help that problem. If Boldin were to come to the Jaguars, he would immediately become their No. 1 receiver without a doubt.

It makes sense. It wouldn't cost the Jaguars their No. 8 pick in the first round, but probably later picks and maybe a future first-round pick to land Boldin. In the past, Boldin has said he would like to play for his homestate Miami Dolphins. The Jaguars are also in Florida and they have a much bigger need at receiver than do the Dolphins.

The Jaguars have the cap room to give Boldin the five-year deal he wants and they've always had a good relationship with his agent, Drew Rosenhaus.

It makes too much sense for it not to happen. Then again, sense doesn't always rule in the NFL.









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Posted on: January 26, 2009 8:48 pm

It's not over, Anquan

TAMPA -- Don't you just love it when an NFL player comes to the Super Bowl, where every probing media member that covers football is in attendance, and he decides that he isn't talking about a certain controversy?
Are you serious?
Arizona Cardinals receive Anquan Boldin is the latest to play the issue-is-behind game. When the Cardinals touchdown down in Tampa Monday in preparations for Super Bowl XLIII, Boldin was one of the select few Cardinals who met the media.
Naturally, the topic of his sideline outburst with offensive coordinator Todd Haley in the NFC Championship Game would come up.
Boldin wanted no part of it.
"I answered all the questions that I was going to answer last week," Boldin said. "At this point, it’s a non-issue. We put it behind us as a team, and we are just preparing for the Super Bowl."
Sorry, Anquan. We're not putting it behind. It will stay that way until the game comes on Sunday. Even then, if the Cardinals lose, it will be an issue.
Players don't decide when an issue is over. We do.
Don’t forget it.

Quick hits

---It's nice to see a player that finally gets it when it comes to motivation. We hear all the time about bulletin-board material. Coaches hate it. I say it doesn't matter once the hits start happening. So when Cardinals defensive end Bert Berry was asked about being the underdog this week and whether it would help the team's motivation, he shrugged it off. “People can play that role if they want to, but we’re in the Super Bowl," Berry said. "If you need that kind of motivation at this point, you’re in the wrong sport. We’re playing for an opportunity that not very many people get, so we’re going to embrace this.”

---The Cardinals beat the Carolina Panthers in the NFC Divisional playoffs, which led to a shake up on the defensive side of the ball for the Panthers staff. Coordinator Mike Trgovac left and he was replaced by Ron Meeks, who was dismissed as defensive coordinator in Indianapolis. Trogovac left because his duties as the defenisve play-caller were to be taken away, according to a source. The word is that coach John Fox will handle more of the defensive duties this season. Meeks might be more of a coordinator in name only.

---The Cardinals brought six players to meet the media Monday. One was special teams player Sean Morey. Why? Why not Darnell Dockett, the talkative defensive tackle? Maybe that's why he wasn't around.

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