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2014 NFL Free Agency: 49ers Retain Wide Receiver Anquan Boldin

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The San Francisco 49ers have re-signed wide receiver Anquan Boldin to a two-year deal reportedly worth $12 million dollars with $9 million guaranteed.

He got traded to San Francisco prior to the 2013 NFL Draft in exchange for a sixth round pick and wound up being the no.1 receiver for the 49ers as Michael Crabtree suffered a torn right Achilles tendon that cost him most of last season. Boldin became one of Kaepernick’s favorite targets  and finished the season with 85 receptions, 1,179 yards and seven touchdowns. In his debut with the 49ers he caught 13 passes for 208 yards and a touchdown.

General manager Trent Baalke said “we are pleased that Anquan has chosen to continue his career as a 49er. He is a consummate professional whose love and respect for the game provide a tremendous example for all players.”

Boldin himself made the announcement of his re-signing with the 49ers on Twitter.

In keeping Boldin the top of the depth chart has gotten with him and Crabtree. Now the question becomes what will happen in the draft will San Francisco take a receiver? The other seven receivers on the roster are Quinton Patton, Jon BaldwinBrandon CarswellChuck Jacobs, David Reed, DeMarco Sampson and Devon Wylie and have combined for a total of 62 receptions and two touchdowns.

This illustrates the importance of keeping Boldin on the roster and allows for the 49ers to look at other needs before taking a receiver in the 2014 NFL Draft.

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Robert D. Cobb
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