That long list of potential free-agent receivers may eventually have at least one less name on it.
Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com reports that the 49ers are negotiating with receiver Anquan Boldin regarding the possible extension of a contract due to expire on March 11.
Boldin, 33, arrived last year in an unexpected trade with the Ravens, after he balked at dropping his salary for 2013 from $6 million to $4 million. The veteran wideout had 85 catches for 1,179 yards last year, his highest yardage total since 2006.
Boldin has hinted that he wants to return to the 49ers.
Other priorities for the 49ers include signing quarterback Colin Kaepernick to a contract extension; he’s due to become a free agent in 2015. Also, the 49ers are determined to extend the contract of coach Jim Harbaugh.