Bills sign Anquan Boldin

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Bills General Manager Brandon Beane said that things were at a “stall” when asked about the possibility of the team signing veteran wide receiver Anquan Boldin after a recent visit, but it seems things got moving again in the last couple of days.

The Bill announced the deal on Monday. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that it is a one-year deal with a $2.75 million salary and $1.25 million in incentives.

The news comes a day after the Bills got a scare when wide receiver Sammy Watkins tweaked his ankle at practice. Watkins returned to the field and practiced again on Monday, but seeing the oft-injured Watkins dealing with any kind of ache or pain may have intensified efforts to get something done with Boldin.

Boldin’s 67 catches for 584 yards for the Lions in 2016 illustrate that he’s not likely to be stretching the field in Buffalo this season, but he scored eight touchdowns and has long provided his quarterbacks with a reliable set of hands when they’re in need of a completion. The Bills will be hoping that remains the case in Boldin’s 15th NFL season.

29 responses to “Bills sign Anquan Boldin

  1. I thought Joetoronto said that big named receivers only sign in Buffalo for ridiculous amounts of money? 1yr/2.75m is team friendly…even coupled with the incentives it would only be a 1yr/4m contract and that’s IF he reaches the incentives. Signing Boldin is good insurance for the receiving corps.

  2. Great signing. He may not have a lot of speed any more but has solid hands and is still strong. He’ll use his big body to block out DBs and move the chains.

  3. The NFL is a tough business. this is an all pro and a true standup guy and he finishes his career as a journeyman. Good luck AB, I know you will make a difference.

  4. Why did he go unsigned for so long? NFL teams are stupid at times, I swear. They want “their” guys so much, rather than just going with a pure talent. At 35 still got the Lions 584 yards and 8 TDs and most importantly, 67 catches. That’s for a guy who isn’t the #1 or 2, and isn’t going to be it this year either. Teams that could use him? Eagles, Browns, Rams, Chiefs (especially Chiefs), Ravens (again), Bears, Titans.

    Jets & 49ers aren’t even worth bringing up.

  5. In the past two days the Dolphins have signed Jay Cutler to replace Ryan Tannehill, the Jets lose WR Quincy Enunwa for the season and now the Buffalo has signed Anquan Boldin.

    As a Bills fan, unless Tom Brady suddenly retires, it doesn’t get any better than this.

  6. Won’t help us get over 500 but man will it be cool seeing him
    Play live…HOF caliber wr and always been a fan favorite..

    But it’s depressing: read this will be year 15 I believe.. really? Where did that time go

  7. If he has 27 receptions for 567 yards & 10 TDs he moves into 10th, 4th ( or 5th depending on Witten), & 12th on all time lists, respectively. Outside of TDs that would all be career lows & seems very achievable. Nice way to cap off a HOF career, especially as a 2nd fiddle for a good majority of his career.

  8. Funny what’s happened to the Bills since they thought Rob Johnson was a good idea 🙂

    A surfer dude over a winner like Doug Flutie. Serves them right. Tee hee 🙂

  9. Remember when guys like Dickerson on WGR were trashing Flutie? yeah that’s the same Dickerson who mocked the Redskins Hogs before they whooped the Bills in the Super Bowl.

    And the Bills listened to that clown and ditched a proven winner Flutie for a surfer dude name Rob Johnson. How did that work out?

    🙂

    #FlutieCurseIsAliveAndQell

  10. To the guy above who said it was great Miami lost Tannehill, cute…they still have Matt Moore, WHO HAS BEATEN YOU GUYS IN BUFFALO A FEW TIMES!!! Don’t count your chickens before they hatch, dude! And didn’t Cutler beat the Bills once or twice as well, perhaps in Buffalo? (BTW, the Dolphins, and yes, the Patriots, still have a better WR corps than the Bills do! So there!)

  11. somethinghappeninghere says:
    August 8, 2017 at 11:47 am

    To the guy above who said it was great Miami lost Tannehill, cute…they still have Matt Moore, WHO HAS BEATEN YOU GUYS IN BUFFALO A FEW TIMES!!!

    That would be me. Face it…your season is over without Tannehill. Oh Cutler may beat the Jets and Prairie View but that’s about it. And if you think Cutler signed just to hold a clipboard then you’re mistaken. He is your (lol) leader now. Have fun!

    And yes…Matt Moore may have beaten the Rex Ryan Bills as did everyone else but that’s over with now. New sherrif in town!

  12. somethinghappeninghere says:
    August 8, 2017 at 11:47 am
    To the guy above who said it was great Miami lost Tannehill, cute…they still have Matt Moore, WHO HAS BEATEN YOU GUYS IN BUFFALO A FEW TIMES!!!

    That would be me. Face it…your season is over without Tannehill. Oh Cutler may beat the Jets and Prairie View but that’s about it. And if you think Cutler signed just to hold a clipboard then you’re mistaken. He is your(lol) leader now. Have fun!

    And yes…Matt Moore may have beaten the Rex Ryan Bills as did everyone else but that’s over with now. New sheriff in town now!

  13. @somethinghappeninghere

    I don’t like to gloat over injuries. It’s bad luck. But man, the Phins weren’t going to have as good a year this year anyway. You guys pulled out a lot of close ones…and good for you on that. But this year Rex isn’t running things, so he isn’t there to send 10 men out on the field, and to ignore tackling drills on the week that they face the guy who racked up 200 rushing yards against them last time.

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