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Boldin hints that he plans to stay with the 49ers

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49ers receiver Anquan Boldin will be a free agent in less than two months.  But it sounds like he plans to re-sign in San Francisco.

“Thank you @49ers fans for embracing my family and I during our first year in San Francisco,” Boldin said moments ago on Twitter.  “Your support this year was amazing.”

Key words:  “First year.”  Which implies there will be a second year.

“Your commitment to our team speaks volumes and I am very proud to call myself a 49er,” Boldin added.

While it sounds good, it’s important to remember one fairly important fact.  Last year, when Boldin was under contract with the Ravens and believed to be in danger of being cut if he didn’t take a pay cut, Boldin told Pro Football Talk on NBCSN that he’d retire if the Ravens cut him.

Ultimately, Boldin refused a $2 million reduction, accepted a trade to San Francisco, and made his full $6 million salary.

Depending on the money the Niners offer for 2014 and beyond, Boldin could decide to move yet again.  Heck, maybe he’ll even move back to Baltimore.

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  1. jayniner says: Jan 20, 2014 7:11 PM

    Best news we’ve had all weekend!

  2. pencilmonkeymagic says: Jan 20, 2014 7:12 PM

    The fat that he was their ONLY receiver for a large part of the season should count for something.

  3. meatcarroll says: Jan 20, 2014 7:12 PM

    I hope he does, that way he’ll get blanketed by Richard Sherman and Byron Maxwell again. You see him drop those passes yesterday?

  4. tonyugoh says: Jan 20, 2014 7:14 PM

    Kaepernick, Aldon Smith and Richard Sherman’s BFF are due extensions, right? That could cut into their cap space.

  5. jayman35 says: Jan 20, 2014 7:14 PM

    The 49ers would be foolish not to resign him. He proven he’s still one of the toughest and most dependable receivers in the NFL, and while Crabtree was out rehabbing, put the team on his back and helped get them to the playoffs. He’s also a clutch player in the postseason, and was open on the final play of the NFC game v Seattle. Not sure how much he’s going to be asking for next contract, but hopefully, a deal can get done.

  6. gb4mn0 says: Jan 20, 2014 7:14 PM

    And the dummies in minnysoda dropped $15 million for Jennings. What a bunch of dopes!

  7. thetooloftools says: Jan 20, 2014 7:15 PM

    An NFL player talking crap… say it ain’t so !

  8. bert1913 says: Jan 20, 2014 7:16 PM

    as a seahawks fan i hope the niners make don’t make many changes

  9. arwiv says: Jan 20, 2014 7:17 PM

    He might be a niner next year (doubtful)….and he’ll be a non-niner the following year as the niners are figuring out how to pay their guys who have expired rookie contracts.

  10. seahawks80 says: Jan 20, 2014 7:17 PM

    He is their #1 receiver so For the 49ers sake he better stay since Crabtree is only mediocre…lol

  11. schweb08 says: Jan 20, 2014 7:18 PM

    Mike your sounding like espn. This sounds like lazy and speculation journalism. Maybe he will be a raven like seriously shut up!

  12. bennyb82 says: Jan 20, 2014 7:18 PM

    Come to the Lions. You would be great opposite Megatron and you would cost less than what Burleson is due. Plus we are due for a super bowl win.

  13. seatownballers says: Jan 20, 2014 7:19 PM

    his loss is the reason the ravens fell to mediocrity. Share the money flacco

  14. joeflaccosunibrow says: Jan 20, 2014 7:21 PM

    Baltimore misses you!!

    I can help you move…

  15. goldrush36 says: Jan 20, 2014 7:23 PM

    It wasn’t about the money, it was about the disrespect. He would have restructured as part of an extension but that wasn’t offered. You can’t blame the guys that left or felt a bit jaded when they get a cut and Flacco gets a huge deal. Especially a guy like Boldin who was instrumemtal in it. Hope Baalke gets him a deal. Crabs when 100% is far more dynamic, but Crabs hasn’t shown yet that he can go year to year without getting dinged up. Give Anquan 2 more years and draft Benjamin out of FSU. They need a tall WR. Kap throws too flat of a trajectory to keep semding these 6′ wr’s up against Seattle’s 6’3″+ db’s

  16. coltzfan166 says: Jan 20, 2014 7:24 PM

    Joe Flacco’s taking up the team’s entire cap space in Baltimore. He’s not going back.

  17. Shinnbone says: Jan 20, 2014 7:25 PM

    Anquan…..please do the right thing and come up north to Title-town USA, Green Bay, Wisconsin and receive you second Super Bowl Championship Ring as a proud member of the team I am an owner of The Green Bay Packers!

  18. bartpkelly says: Jan 20, 2014 7:25 PM

    Good wr who can still help a team.

  19. Joemontanaflacco says: Jan 20, 2014 7:26 PM

    We miss him. That’s for sure.

  20. meatcarroll says: Jan 20, 2014 7:26 PM

    If starting a tattoo-festooned punk who can’t read a defense is your game plan, I hope you have a better one. Come with knuckles next time.

  21. tjzoo says: Jan 20, 2014 7:26 PM

    I want to die a Raven… Uh Money!… Im a 49er for life… (Continue trend adding team + cash)

  22. orivar says: Jan 20, 2014 7:26 PM

    Retire or get $6 million?

    I’d go with $6 million. Now lets see if the Ravens try to pick him up again.

  23. greg2geez says: Jan 20, 2014 7:27 PM

    Once you figure out how to afford living in SF you never go back.

  24. jakec4 says: Jan 20, 2014 7:27 PM

    Boldin was one of my favorite Ravens ever even if he was only here for three years, but that ship has sailed. I want Eric Decker in a Ravens uniform.

  25. baltimorons says: Jan 20, 2014 7:28 PM

    No one else wants him. Old washed up slow receiver.

  26. thestrategyexpert says: Jan 20, 2014 7:28 PM

    The Lions have no money and probably have to dump Burleson just to get by.

  27. brentswitzer says: Jan 20, 2014 7:29 PM

    Highly overpaid.

  28. cubsin2049 says: Jan 20, 2014 7:29 PM

    Make sure he puts a clause for getting paid for every head butt and crazy antic he makes after catching a pass for 9 yards.
    He will make a FORTUNE!

  29. istoleurgirl says: Jan 20, 2014 7:30 PM

    He aint gotta go far….just travel across the bay…raider nation would welcome you with ooen arms

  30. kkalama1 says: Jan 20, 2014 7:31 PM

    Just come to the most loved/hated team, the Seahawks haha. That’s if you want 1 more ring, sf isn’t getting you 1. Maybe in like 15 years they will have a chance

  31. rockthered1286 says: Jan 20, 2014 7:33 PM

    Interesting… I didn’t know the Ravens salary cap next year is $16M! I mean according to all of the trolls on here it must be since they say Joe is taking up all of the cap space….

  32. ialwayswantedtobeabanker says: Jan 20, 2014 7:34 PM

    Boldin is still strong in many ways that a decrease in speed won’t affect. Boldin never was fast, or even quick. But Q has exceptional hands, strength, a lot of nasty – and a bean sack that could fill a standard-sized tea kettle.

  33. barryehrlich says: Jan 20, 2014 7:34 PM

    Heck, maybe he’ll even move to Seattle.

  34. The League's Crusade Against The Steelers Continues says: Jan 20, 2014 7:39 PM

    Why?

  35. Nofoolnodrool says: Jan 20, 2014 7:47 PM

    We miss him. That’s for sure.

    The Ravens turn on their players like day turns to night. But hey don’t tell them that ….the truth is not something they want 52.

  36. harrisonhits2 says: Jan 20, 2014 7:49 PM

    Crap I was hoping the Pats could steal him away. Sure wish Brady had had a receiver like Boldin yesterday.

  37. jetsjetsjetsnow says: Jan 20, 2014 7:52 PM

    Hey come to the Jets. We got some cap space & need a standout skill receiver. It will be like the Lavereous Cole days! Big clutch receiver who caught everything!

  38. seahawks80 says: Jan 20, 2014 8:00 PM

    He better stay so Squidward has somebody to throw to other than the mediocre Crabtree…lol

  39. pantherpro says: Jan 20, 2014 8:02 PM

    Stick around 81 well get a trophy next year!

    Kap

  40. pantherpro says: Jan 20, 2014 8:07 PM

    Sign him now and trophy six next year

  41. flick49 says: Jan 20, 2014 8:11 PM

    Please resign your an amazing player and 49er fans love you……..you will get #2 with us next year

  42. coolherc says: Jan 20, 2014 8:11 PM

    Wasn’t too clutch yesterday. But then, no one from SF was.

  43. jamaltimore says: Jan 20, 2014 8:16 PM

    Hey Quan, how about you go to a team that’s won a Superbowl this century. Joe Montana ain’t walking across the golden gate but Reigning Superbowl MVP Joe Flacco would walk cross the bay bridge to welcome you back to Charm City!

  44. ninerfan94954 says: Jan 20, 2014 8:23 PM

    Pay him…. without him this year would have a disaster to go along with our OC’s lack of imagination and predictable play calling.

  45. thadamntruth says: Jan 20, 2014 8:23 PM

    Mike it’s called “Duplicity”….he’s gone to the highest bidder. Just keeping it real.

  46. forever9ers says: Jan 20, 2014 8:29 PM

    Hopefully he takes a cap-friendly deal similar to the one Justin Smith signed to stay part of a great team and retire as a Niner.

  47. 00maybe00next00year00 says: Jan 20, 2014 8:30 PM

    Poor seahawks… all that piss poor gm work gonna crash the team next year when they have to release everyone for rolling the cap over, and over.

    Im sure the raiders will enjoy those players.

  48. titansbro says: Jan 20, 2014 8:35 PM

    I’d love my team to sign this guy.

  49. maninbrown says: Jan 20, 2014 8:39 PM

    Should have stayed in Baltimore, Q. We would all be going back to a 2 Superbowl in 2 years.

  50. kanemoney says: Jan 20, 2014 9:49 PM

    If he refused to take a paycut this season, what makes you think he will stay with the 49ers for less than another team offers?

    I guess it will come down to ‘how hot is the wide receiver market?’ He may give a little bit of a hometown discount, but not much.

  51. computojon says: Jan 20, 2014 9:50 PM

    As a Ram fan I hate the 49ers, but I totally respect this guy. Never has anyone fit the description as well as he does: “Even when he’s covered, he’s open.”

  52. uplate5301 says: Jan 20, 2014 9:56 PM

    And… Seahawks fans are still posting sh*T on a Niners blog because???? Are you guys really so insecure that even winning the NFC Championship leaves you wondering if you’re going to be threatened by the Niners in the future?

  53. deathonwings410 says: Jan 20, 2014 10:04 PM

    Come back to Bmore as a WR coach!

  54. doe22us says: Jan 20, 2014 10:15 PM

    Fiesty competitor who plays with an O’Line’s aggressive mentality waiting to maul you. Good wideout.

  55. backdapack4evr says: Jan 20, 2014 10:34 PM

    How cute to think the 49ers can keep all their players together!!
    Ever hear of the salary cap??

  56. garrison1981 says: Jan 20, 2014 10:41 PM

    Come to Detroit n compliment Calvin!

  57. maraneso says: Jan 20, 2014 10:44 PM

    He defied my expectations. I thought he would hit the wall in 2013.

  58. beastmode5150 says: Jan 20, 2014 10:45 PM

    Great player, but should chill about going nuts after a 7 yard catch.

  59. noffy32 says: Jan 20, 2014 10:51 PM

    You Seattle fans are actually WORSE than Philly fans. That’s a hard thing to do. Your grunge, garbage band mentality has carried over into the real world.

  60. thereyougo2 says: Jan 20, 2014 11:09 PM

    Boldin and Steve Smith (Carolina) are the two toughest receivers in the NFL. Both winners who are getting old.

  61. moriyo05 says: Jan 21, 2014 12:58 AM

    Would love to see him back. His intensity and passion to win is what makes him so good. Need to keep him on the field.

  62. kvt7280 says: Jan 21, 2014 2:07 AM

    I’d re-sign him to a 1 or 2 year deal but at 5-6 million + incentives. Mario Manningham is coming off the books, Carlos Rogers will either take a huge paycut or get cut, since Brock signed the extension, they will let Brown leave and “Hitner” won’t be re-signed unless for lesser than his current contract. Anthony Dixon won’t be re-tained they’ll let him walk as well. I think they should trade LMJ as he’s just an okay kick/punt returner. I hope Lattimore is healthy next year, I’d love to see him get some carries next year and groom him to take over Gore’s spot so he can team up with Hunter. Niners should trade up for a CB/S/WR. I’d really consider re-signing Adam Snyder as he was a good backup when Iupati went down to injury.

  63. sayly75 says: Jan 21, 2014 2:43 AM

    Forty Niners not taking a step forward thats for sure. LOL

  64. kevpft says: Jan 21, 2014 3:32 AM

    And poor Larry Fitzgerald is still stuck in Arizona. It’s a shame.

  65. lostsoulsdomain says: Jan 21, 2014 5:45 AM

    Wow all around, niner fans complaining of Seahawks trolls (I have never read a hawks thread without niner trolls”. That being said the hawks trolls on here thinking that calling Crabtree mediocre is funny and original is just as pathetic. To the moron who somehow has an overwhelming vote in the plus stating that seattles gm is clueless and thus the raiders will grab those said players, you and those who thought that was clever have no clue. As a hawks fan, I hope bold in comes back, he’s a badass which makes these conference games that more intense, 9er fans calm down you know you guys will be back just as strong even without him next year

  66. Joemontanaflacco says: Jan 21, 2014 5:29 PM

    Boldin probably would come back to Baltimore. Unlike the James Harrison fiasco, Boldin was traded and didn’t have to take a humiliating pay cut with another team after his former team withdrew its offer and slammed the door in his face.

  67. drev2 says: Jan 21, 2014 9:26 PM

    For all the people who says he should go to whatever team, leave Boldin alone! He’s staying us, the 49ers!

  68. tap79 says: Jan 22, 2014 5:52 PM

    So what they are just going to lose to Seattle again next season.

  69. rogerrodgers says: Jan 22, 2014 6:37 PM

    I doubt he’ll stay. This guy is all about making more money.

  70. cri33 says: Feb 18, 2014 5:42 PM

    Talk is cheap. Unless a player really wants to stay in the SF area, he isn’t going to take a significant pay cut. In the NFL, for the players, its all about “who is going to pay me the most”. For the teams, its all about getting the most bang for the buck. Boldin is also 33 so he isn’t a youngster anymore and knows he can’t play and make top money forever. I think he will leave.

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