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Anquan Boldin has visit set up with a team in hopes of playing 15th season

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Anquan Boldin has had conversations with “a number of teams” about a free agent deal, according to Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Boldin told Kelly he has a visit set up for Sunday, and though the three-time Pro Bowl receiver didn’t name the team, he indicated he wanted to play for a contender.

Boldin said it won’t take him long to learn an offense.

Boldin, 36, played for four teams in 14 seasons. He has 1,076 career catches for 13,779 yards and 82 touchdowns, including 67 receptions for 584 yards and eight touchdowns last season with the Lions.

Boldin has made it known he isn’t ready to retire and hopes to play a 15th season.

He has seven 1,000-yard seasons, most recently in 2014 with the 49ers when he had 1,062 yards.

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24 Responses to “Anquan Boldin has visit set up with a team in hopes of playing 15th season”
  1. thejetssuck2001 says: Jul 17, 2017 6:27 PM

    i think he would be a good fit in tampa bay. old smart vet that could teach the young bucks jameis and evans how to win. top red zone threat as well still.

  2. upnorthvikesfan says: Jul 17, 2017 6:34 PM

    Vikings. With Micheal Floyd out for the first 4 games he would be a good veteran fit. He can pick things up quickly and he would even fit in the rest of the season when Floyd is back.

  3. dbarnes67 says: Jul 17, 2017 6:36 PM

    Played well last year, should have lots left. It is not like he relied on blazing speed.

  4. yoursoulcollector says: Jul 17, 2017 6:37 PM

    A good player, fine leader, 36 years old? Prolly not happening.

  5. nyneal says: Jul 17, 2017 6:45 PM

    He should fly to Minnesota. They are desperate for WR’s up there.

  6. skcrooged says: Jul 17, 2017 6:55 PM

    He belongs in Minnesota!

  7. fmc651 says: Jul 17, 2017 7:10 PM

    I would rather have Boldin on the Vikes than Michael Floyd. Floyd doesn’t appreciate his second chance the team gave him. That turd can’t be cut from the team now.

  8. 6250claimer says: Jul 17, 2017 7:14 PM

    Nobody talks about it but Q has had a HOF career. He came into the league a year ahead of longtime teammate Larry Fitzgerald, whom most consider a shoo-in for Canton, and his numbers are very similar. He’s surely lost s step by now, but he’s still tough as nails and great in the locker room. Somebody will sign him and will be glad they did.

  9. nole53 says: Jul 17, 2017 7:25 PM

    jetssuck2001:

    I agree he’d be a good fit at the Bucs, but if they already let go of Vincent Jackson and never even sniffed Roddy White I just don’t see them chasing Boldin. Especially because he’d only be 4th string.

  10. dwoofer says: Jul 17, 2017 7:33 PM

    Cards would be great but bridges torched long ago

  11. bjbroderick says: Jul 17, 2017 7:35 PM

    Quan was THE best FA signing the Lions had last year. I questioned it at the time, but he exceeded every expectation.

  12. braddavery says: Jul 17, 2017 8:04 PM

    Buffalo Bills

  13. tyelee says: Jul 17, 2017 8:26 PM

    He is 36 years old…. He likely would rather go to a team with an above average QB and a chance at a title run than go to a team to just be a mentor in a weak offense…

  14. mutygerfan says: Jul 17, 2017 8:36 PM

    Hope it’s the Rams!

  15. thejetssuck2001 says: Jul 17, 2017 8:39 PM

    nole53 says:
    Jul 17, 2017 7:25 PM
    jetssuck2001:

    I agree he’d be a good fit at the Bucs, but if they already let go of Vincent Jackson and never even sniffed Roddy White I just don’t see them chasing Boldin. Especially because he’d only be 4th string.

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    true but Q carries himself as a pro, and 4th string wr in todays nfl (especially koetters offense) he will see plenty of snaps. Also Q and Jameis are both Seminoles.Vjax is constantly hurt these days and R white is a team cancer. Rwhite derailed Atl season in 2015 w his crying after their 4-0 start. Koetter had people in the ATL building still so im sure he got the story behind that whole thing.

  16. jag1959 says: Jul 17, 2017 8:44 PM

    There seems to be some part of “he indicated he wanted to play for a contender” Vikings fans don’t understand

  17. jbraider says: Jul 17, 2017 9:29 PM

    Saints would be a good match and might be surprising contenders this year. NFC South is hard to figure. Seattle might be a good choice too

  18. ak185 says: Jul 18, 2017 12:52 AM

    I mean, I think he has a bunch of great options, even just with contenders. If we expand the list to include teams that have a chance to step it up this year but weren’t contenders last year, like the Bucs, then he’s got a hole buttload of options.

    Vikes, yeah, they’re an option. But any of the teams in the North could use him (even the Lions, though they didn’t re-sign him). The Packers especially could use a guy who can beat press and make tough catches, something that killed them down the stretch last year. The Bears lost their best tough catch guy in Alshon Jeffrey and have a pretty mediocre receiving corps as is.

    Any team, literally any team (except maybe the Pats, they’re stacked, not sure how much room they’ll have on the roster anyway-even Boldin is their type of veteran signing) who wants to win this year could use him. If Baltimore didn’t just sign Maclin, I would have bet money on Boldin winding up there. Arizona, his old team, could really use him. Anyone who needs a tough third option to move the chains would love him.

    I could see stops in New Orleans, Arizona, Philadelphia, Kansas City, New York (Giants), Washington, Tampa, Green Bay, or Minnesota easily. Like I said, he’s going to get work.

  19. mrboado says: Jul 18, 2017 2:00 AM

    Q is a beast. I miss the days of Fitz and Q receiving passes from Kurt Warner.

    Lots of talk of Larry being a first ballot HOF, but probably won’t happen (big Larry Legend fan here).

    Think about this: Anquan has about 700 yards less than Larry in total receiving yards, but has a Super Bowl ring. He played with Fitz in Arizona when they both lost to the Steelers.

    He got his ring with the Ravens, hauling in 104 yards and a TD.

    In All-Time yards, he’s just behind HOFer’s Chris Carter (no Super Bowls) and James Lofton (3 Bowls, but no rings).

    Q deserves a legitimate look at getting in; his situation is similar to Reggie Wayne’s (1-1 in the Super Bowl).

    Thing is though, Wayne had Peyton Manning for 14 years, whereas Boldin had Warner for only five years, then Flacco for three, Kaepernick for three, and then Stafford for one.

    He definitely “ad hoc’ed” himself a Hall of Fame Wide Receiver career.

  20. joetoronto says: Jul 18, 2017 4:13 AM

    braddavery says:
    Jul 17, 2017 8:04 PM
    Buffalo Bills
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    A contender, he wants to play for a contender.

  21. skcrooged says: Jul 18, 2017 7:37 AM

    When all is said and done, he will end up in AZ, with his good buddy, WR Fitzgerald. I would LIKE to See both of them in MN. We don’t NEED either one. SB, baby!

  22. collectordude says: Jul 18, 2017 10:03 AM

    Time to retire.
    Good receiver but not a HOFer.

  23. arzcardinals says: Jul 18, 2017 11:06 AM

    Q is the man
    Proved in AZ
    Proved it again in Bal
    Proved it AGAIN in SF
    Then Proved it again in DET
    What more do you want
    He’s a HOF WR

  24. beerbratscheese says: Jul 18, 2017 8:46 PM

    ak185 says:
    Jul 18, 2017 12:52 AM

    I could see stops in New Orleans, Arizona, Philadelphia, Kansas City, New York (Giants), Washington, Tampa, Green Bay, or Minnesota easily. Like I said, he’s going to get work.
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    No chance he comes to Green Bay. No rip on Boldin, but just not Ted Thompson’s way of doing things. He already has his veteran leadership in Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb, and though Boldin may offer more for than the youth on the team for next season, he won’t give up on the long-term upside of those young guys.

    Besides, they already signed Martellus Bennett and Lance Kendricks at TE. There’s really only a few teams that take a front seat to the Packers’ receiving group.

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