Anquan Boldin Rejects Pay Cut From Ravens
Good for him. Why should he take less money while Flacco gets a huge payday? He made valuable contributions in bringing Baltimore their SB victory. Of course it's a 'cash' issue since they threw it all at Flacco. Boldin had at least as much to do with the SB win as Flacco did, who does not make some of those completions without Boldin's clutch, physical catches. I hope Flacco loves his cash more than making average to lousy throws that still get caught thanks to the clutch receiver play. And I don't think Boldin is below Greg Jennings. I wanted him on the Jets when the Cardinals let him go.
The Baltimore Ravens have succeeded in raising Anquan Boldin's competitive ire.
A month ago, Boldin was prepared to retire if his career ever reached the point where he would have to play for another team. Now that the Ravens have given the veteran an ultimatum to take either a pay cut or his walking papers, Boldin is forcing their hand.
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Boldin has rejected a proposal by the team to reduce his 2013 salary without an extension, USA Today reported, and is preparing to hit the open market as a free agent. NFL.com's Ian Rapoport is told it's a "cash issue" as opposed to a cap issue.
Asked about Boldin's retirement comments, the person explained, "I think he was trying to express loyalty to them. I know that he's hoping to stay with them, but he's willing to go someplace else."
Coming off a dominant postseason run with 22 receptions for 380 yards and four touchdowns as Joe Flacco's go-to receiver in clutch situations, Boldin still has plenty to offer a contender. If the Ravens do cut him loose, the 32-year-old would fall in alongside Wes Welker in the second tier of free-agent wide receivers behind Mike Wallace and Greg Jennings.