Wide receiver Anquan Boldin hasn’t generated much buzz since free agency opened earlier this month and the cool reception extends to the team that employed him for the last three seasons.
49ers General Manager Trent Baalke said this week that there have been no conversations with Boldin since the start of the offseason. That’s when Baalke said they agreed to “get back together at some point and talk about his future,” but it doesn’t sound like the time for that chat is anywhere on the 49ers’ horizon.
“I wouldn’t say that door has been shut by any stretch,” Baalke said, via CSNBayArea.com. “But where it is, it’s where it was when we left off. He’s going to explore his options, and we’re going to explore ours. We got a draft to go through. It would be later than sooner, in terms of the final decision that’s made.”
Boldin said near the end of the season that he’d like to return to the 49ers, but it seems the 49ers are going to look in other directions for at least the next month before considering a Boldin return. Given his market thus far, that timeline might not cost them a chance to bring Boldin back to a depth chart that currently has Torrey Smith, Bruce Ellington, Quinton Patton, Jerome Simpson and DeAndrew White returning from last season.