Ravens receiver Anquan Boldin recently said on Pro Football Talk, “Once a Raven, always a Raven.”
Ravens assistant G.M. Eric DeCosta agrees. “Anquan’s a Raven,” DeCosta said during Thursday’s edition of Pro Football Talk on NBC Sports Network.
Boldin has been the subject of speculation regarding a possible parting of the ways, given his $6 million base salary in 2013.
“He’s a great playmaker who played really really well for us down the stretch,” DeCosta added. “As I said the offseason is really a series of different moves that all kind of depend on each other. So we’ll see, our intention is to have Anquan on the team next year. He’s a playmaker for us. He’s a tough guy. We love his mentality provides unbelievable intangibles for us in the locker room as a leader and we expect him to be with us next year.”
At that salary?
“We’ll see,” DeCosta said.
Boldin has said that, if the Ravens cut him, he’ll retire. As a practical matter, that gives the team a little extra leverage in the potential negotiations aimed at cutting his cap number.