The mystery of whether Anquan Boldin will return to the Ravens for the 2013 season deepened Saturday afternoon when the wide receiver told ESPN’s Adam Schefter that he was not aware of the Ravens yet reaching out to him about reworking his contract.
Earlier Saturday, Alex Marvez of FoxSports.com faced a tenuous future with Baltimore if he didn’t agree to a decrease in his 2013 salary of $6 million. Also, Jarrett Bell of USA Today, citing a “person with knowledge of the negotiations,” reported that Boldin had declined a salary reduction.
Boldin, according to Schefter, noted that it was possible he would be approached to redo his contract.
Boldin told Pro Football Talk in February that he had no desire to don “any other uniform” than Baltimore’s. However, USA Today, citing the source close to talks with the Ravens and Boldin, reported Saturday that the veteran wideout was open to playing elsewhere.
The 32-year-old Boldin played a major role in the Ravens’ path to and victory in Super Bowl XLVII, catching 22 passes for 380 yards and four TDs in four postseason games. Were Boldin to hit free agency, he would likely have numerous suitors given his toughness, productivity, skill and dependability.