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Report: Anquan Boldin will return for 15th NFL season

Anquan Boldin
Jesse Reed
Written by Jesse Reed

Veteran wide receiver Anquan Boldin has reportedly decided to return to the NFL for his 15th season as a pro and is now a free agent heading into 2017.

Originally a second round pick out of Florida State, Boldin spent his first seven seasons as a member of the Arizona Cardinals. He then was traded to the Baltimore Ravens in 2010 and ended up winning a Super Bowl with them after the 2012 season, helping to beat the team he joined the next year, the San Francisco 49ers.

Boldin then spent three years in San Francisco before signing a one-year contract with the Detroit Lions last year.

Proving he still has it as one of the NFL’s premier possession receivers, he led the Lions with eight touchdown receptions while catching 67 balls for 584 yards.

While nobody will mistake Boldin for a track star (he never was) there can be no doubt he still possesses value, both as a productive receiver and locker room leader. It’s going to be interesting to see where the veteran lands, though at this point one has to believe he’ll be looking at teams with championship-or-bust potential.

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Jesse Reed

Jesse Reed

Managing Editor here at Sportsnaut. Featured on Yardbarker, Foxsports.com and MSN.com, and formerly was a breaking news writer/NFL analyst for Bleacher Report.