Anquan Boldin was a key reason San Francisco lost the Super Bowl to Baltimore last month. He led the Ravens with six catches for 104 yards, including a 30-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Joe Flacco to help deal the 49ers a 34-31 loss.
Someone's going to feel a bit sheepish when he faces his new teammates for the first time.
In an apparent salary cap move, Boldin has been traded from the Ravens to the 49ers for a sixth-round draft pick in 2013 pending a physical, multiple sources are reporting. Boldin is currently on an African mission.
The Ravens had asked the 10-year veteran, who made three Pro Bowls with the Arizona Cardinals and has spent the last three seasons in Baltimore, to take a $2-million pay cut from his $6-million base salary. When he refused last week, the team was ready to cut him outright.
So at least they got something for him, although a mere sixth-round pick for a guy who caught 65 passes for 921 yards and four touchdowns last year and has 10,165 yards and 58 touchdowns in his career?