Brandon Beane expects Anquan Boldin to “stay retired”

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Bills General Manager Brandon Beane expects wide receiver Anquan Boldin to “stay retired.” Not that Boldin has many other options.

Buffalo did not trade him before Tuesday’s deadline, and Beane insists they won’t release him from the retired list, allowing Boldin to go elsewhere.

Boldin last week asked for permission to seek a trade and return to the NFL after retiring in August.

He joined the Bills on Aug. 7 and lasted less than two weeks before announcing his retirement, saying at the the time, “So I’m not coming back to play for a contender or to do anything else. I’m done with the game of football.”

13 responses to “Brandon Beane expects Anquan Boldin to “stay retired”

  1. Bolden might wake up and consider that this team experience may be his favorite when it’s all said and done.

  2. And yet another reason why the Bills are a dismal failure as a franchise.

    You have an asset that is worth something, yet you’d rather have him sit there, than get something or him, even if it’s a low round draft pick.

  3. pierrepoint1 says:
    October 31, 2017 at 8:20 pm
    And yet another reason why the Bills are a dismal failure as a franchise.

    You have an asset that is worth something, yet you’d rather have him sit there, than get something or him, even if it’s a low round draft pick.
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    First they wanted to make him a centerpiece in the offense, then he used the excuse that he was doing humanitarian work, so he couldn’t fulfill his commitment to the team. Then Buffalo granted him the ability to seek a trade, which would most likely end up being a 7th round pick, but no one is interested. The Bills are not going to reward a player that quit on them for nothing, no one offered anything, so Buffalo did it’s part… end of story.

  4. pierrepoint1 says:
    October 31, 2017 at 8:20 pm

    And yet another reason why the Bills are a dismal failure as a franchise.

    You have an asset that is worth something, yet you’d rather have him sit there, than get something or him, even if it’s a low round draft pick.
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    This guy has no idea how football contracts work. Love it

  5. Good. He made a commitment with Buffalo and they are sticking to it. Now by adding Benjamin they have assured themselves little room if he decides he wants to play.
    Always respected Bolden but he played poker and Brandon Beane called his bluff..
    Funny thing is people will talk about how disrespectful it is but the Bills don’t owe him anything..

  6. “And yet another reason why the Bills are a dismal failure as a franchise.

    You have an asset that is worth something, yet you’d rather have him sit there, than get something or him, even if it’s a low round draft pick.”

    Actually, he seems to not be worth anything as they gave him permission to seek a trade and nothing came about it. What the Bills are doing, though, is preventing Boldin from going and signing with the Pats…free of charge, no less. Not sure why you’d condemn them for that. Seems pretty wise to me.

  7. What’s so hard to understand, the town stinks to the heavens and the Bills have never won a thing.

    He doesn’t want to be there and it’s completely understandable.

  8. joetoronto says:
    November 1, 2017 at 12:02 pm
    What’s so hard to understand, the town stinks to the heavens and the Bills have never won a thing.
    He doesn’t want to be there and it’s completely understandable.
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    What is really easy to understand is you have no NFL team in Toronto and your Raiders got destroyed by the Bills this past weekend. That is completely understandable.

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