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John Harbaugh interested in Anquan Boldin return

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Wide receiver Anquan Boldin is unsigned, but reportedly has designs on playing during the 2017 season and one of his former employers could offer him a chance to make that happen.

Boldin spent three seasons with the Ravens from 2010-12 and capped his time in Baltimore with a Super Bowl ring, which are memories that seem to have made a strong impression on Ravens coach John Harbaugh. Harbaugh said on Wednesday that he’s “interested” in Boldin returning to Baltimore for a second tour of duty.

Harbaugh said he believes Boldin can play “at the highest level” while noting that his interest doesn’t mean Boldin will be back in Charm City for the 2017 season.

“I’ve got to be careful in how I answer that because, of course, we are. Of course, I am. I’m thinking about it every day. Just like I’m thinking about [other open spots on the roster],” Harbaugh said, via the team’s website. “But that’s up to Ozzie. It’s up to all of us, but in the final accounting, I think we need to see what all the options are. And I don’t even know if Anquan wants to come back. That would be another thing that we have to look into.”

There’s not much experience behind Mike Wallace and Breshad Perriman on the Ravens’ depth chart at receiver, although that would be quickly remedied by signing a player with 1,076 catches under his belt. It remains to be seen how things will progress from here, but Harbaugh’s comments would make a return engagement an unsurprising turn of events.

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15 Responses to “John Harbaugh interested in Anquan Boldin return”
  1. redlikethepig says: Mar 29, 2017 11:11 AM

    Funny stuff … this guy is older than dirt.

  2. 52crabcakes says: Mar 29, 2017 11:24 AM

    John Harbaugh is an ass! He is the reason Anquan is not here in the first place!

  3. toybkshr says: Mar 29, 2017 11:24 AM

    Isn’t he collecting Soc Security?

  4. jamaltimore says: Mar 29, 2017 12:09 PM

    Come Back to Charm City Quan. Best Receiver in Raven’s History.

  5. ravensbob says: Mar 29, 2017 12:18 PM

    Needs him in locker room

  6. matt2calvin says: Mar 29, 2017 12:23 PM

    He reportedly loves Mathew Stafford and the Lion’s offense. If he becomes a Raven, it will be because the Lion’s didn’t want him back.

  7. 345snarkavenue says: Mar 29, 2017 12:31 PM

    play “at the highest level” means jumping for those jump balls Joe throws.

  8. dirtydrynn27 says: Mar 29, 2017 12:32 PM

    So what if he is older I bet he can still play!!!

  9. baltimoresnativeson says: Mar 29, 2017 12:44 PM

    I think he led the Lions with 8 TD’s last year.
    I’ll take that from my 2nd or 3rd option.

  10. pbastille says: Mar 29, 2017 12:49 PM

    345snarkavenue says:
    Mar 29, 2017 12:31 PM

    play “at the highest level” means jumping for those jump balls Joe throws.


    I don’t know why people keep calling him Jump Ball Joe. The last three seasons his average ranking for yards per attempt is right around 24th (16th in 2014, 28th in 2015, and 27th in 2016). He throws a pretty long ball and had some nice outcomes, but he’s more dink and dunk than anything.

  11. straighcashhomey says: Mar 29, 2017 12:57 PM

    lol best receiver in Raven history? that is just sad

  12. 26predator says: Mar 29, 2017 1:14 PM

    He had some uncharacteristic drops last season which I think helped the Lions lead the league in that dubious category. He also had an uncharacteristic meltdown in the playoff game leading to two15 yard penalties which didn’t help the team’s cause.

    I’m not sure why he’s unsigned with us but it probably has more to do with the latter than the former, that was just stupid, and we’ve had way too much stupid over the years.

  13. bobthebillsfan says: Mar 29, 2017 2:38 PM

    Wasn’t Anquan Boldin instrumental is helping define Jumpball Joe’s long ball strategy? And hasn’t Joe struggled some since Anquan left? If I were Harbaugh I would give it a try.

  14. guitarkevin says: Mar 29, 2017 3:53 PM

    I would love to bring my Boldin jersey out of retirement, but it needs to be the right deal. I’m not sure what he has left in the tank either, but I’d like to see the Ravens explore the opportunity if it is there.

  15. crownofthehelmet says: Mar 30, 2017 2:33 PM

    The fact that Ike isn’t around anymore to dominate him might weigh in to the decision.

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