Anquan Boldin is sort of retired. We say sort of because last year after signing with the Buffalo Bills he did retire but said he’d come out of retirement to play for the New England Patriots. Now, if he chooses to play again, he can following Buffalo’s decision to release him.
The Bills released Anquan Boldin from the reserve/retired list Wednesday. He’s free to sign somewhere if he chooses to play again.
— Mike Rodak (@mikerodak) March 14, 2018
Boldin originally told the Bills he was retiring to pursue goals that were “bigger than football.” But based on the way he quickly shifted his stance it seemed clear he just didn’t want to play for Buffalo.
One of the league’s most reliable third-down receivers, Boldin has put up tremendous numbers throughout his NFL career. Playing with the Arizona Cardinals, Baltimore Ravens, San Francisco 49ers and Detroit Lions, he’s put up 1,076 receptions for 13,779 yards and 82 touchdowns.