Ravens in the market for a WR
The 49ers will be in the playoffs at least another week. Which means more stories about the Ravens being knocked for trading Anquan Boldin.
Boldin had another huge game Sunday with eight catches for 136 yards, helping the 49ers beat the Panthers and advance to the NFC championship game. SportsIllustrated.CNN.com ran a post-game article - on Boldin’s impact with the 49ers, and his chance to reach the Super Bowl for a second consecutive season.
Boldin had 1,179 yards receiving, 85 catches, and seven touchdowns during the regular season, and has followed that with 11 catches for 174 yards in two postseason games. With Boldin, tight end Vernon Davis, and wide receiver Michael Crabtree, the 49ers have a deep wide receiving corps to support quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
“That’s the good part about our offense, we have weapons all around,” Boldin told SportsIllustrated.CNN.com. “You try to take one guy out, we still have two, three guys left that can make big plays.”
Boldin refused to take a pay cut after winning a Super Bowl with the Ravens last season, and with salary cap issues, the Ravens unloaded his $6 million contract to the 49ers in exchange for a sixth-round pick.
The money saved unloading Boldin was used to help strengthen the defense with the additions of players like Elvis Dumervil and Chris Canty. But with Boldin perhaps marching toward another Super Bowl appearance, the Ravens are destined to hear even more about Boldin’s loss being the 49ers’ gain.