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Report: Niners, Boldin closing in on deal

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The last few days have featured a lot of discussion about the uncertain future for the 49ers and head coach Jim Harbaugh, but there appears to be more clarity when it comes to wide receiver Anquan Boldin.

Talks on a new deal for the impending free agent were expected to begin at the NFL Scouting Combine, who the 49ers have prioritized as a player they want to have on their team, and it seems it didn’t take long for those talks to heat up.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that it didn’t take long for things to heat up. Per Schefter, the two sides are “closing in” on a deal that would keep Boldin in San Francisco for at least one more season.

Boldin had a great season for the 49ers in 2013, his first with the team after coming over in a trade with the Ravens. He had 85 catches for 1,179 yards and seven touchdowns to lead the Niners receiving corps and that production, along with Boldin’s durability, makes it easy to understand why the 49ers want to hold onto the 33-year-old wideout.

If Boldin’s deal gets done, safety Donte Whitner would be the top potential free agent on the San Francisco roster with free agency set to open on March 11.

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7 Responses to “Report: Niners, Boldin closing in on deal”
  1. thevikesarebest says: Feb 23, 2014 1:18 PM

    He should just join the Viking dynasty next season like smart people will do.

  2. sonoco says: Feb 23, 2014 1:23 PM

    This is a must-do signing clearly. I’d love to add Beckham or Cooks to go along with Crabtree, Boldin and Patton . . . and then see Greg Roman use them all efficiently & effectively.

  3. backdapack4evr says: Feb 23, 2014 1:29 PM

    This ship is taking on water!

  4. braceyourselffor12 says: Feb 23, 2014 1:44 PM

    Quan and Davis (and of course Frank) WERE our offense. Not signing him would’ve been a huge blunder.

    Can’t wait to see how we attack the off-season and who we acquire in the draft. This is an exciting time to be a Faithful.

    GO NINERS!!!!!

  5. ajas95 says: Feb 23, 2014 2:55 PM

    If HGH testing finally goes live this year, I’d expect a pretty jarring A-Rod effect among these 30-something 3rd contract guys. The last thing any GM should do (in an HGH-testing era) is give a mid-30s guy a lot of guaranteed money.

    Not accusing Boldin personally of anything, but league-wide it’ll be a noticeable drop-off.

  6. si1m says: Feb 23, 2014 3:39 PM

    Niners about to be latest victim of failing to heed better one year too early than one year too late principle in desperate effort to win now

  7. beastmode5150 says: Feb 23, 2014 5:07 PM

    He’s super young!

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