49ers Haven’t Asked Bush, Boldin To Return

No huge surprise here, but the 49ers have not asked running back Reggie Bush or wide receiver Anquan Boldin to re-sign, Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com tweets. Reggie Bush (vertical)

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Bush, 31, announced in February that he is intent on playing in 2016. What isn’t clear, however, is whether there is strong interest from NFL teams in making that a reality. Bush later signed with the 49ers last season, but he played just five games before tearing his left ACL on the concrete at the Edwards Jones Dome in St. Louis. It was a terrible ending to a year that never really got started – Bush ran for just 28 yards before his unfortunate spill.

As for Boldin, today’s news means that things have not changed since about three weeks ago when things were said to be quiet between SF and the veteran. Boldin’s visited Washington in late March (his only free agent visit to date), but he says that he will not rush to put pen to paper. In other words, if Washington made an offer to the 35-year-old, then it was for less money than Boldin feels he is worth.

Boldin had a down year in 2015, missing a couple games due to injury and finishing with 69 receptions for 789 yards and four touchdowns. However, someone taking an optimistic view on Boldin might argue that the Niners’ quarterback situation hurt his performance. Prior to the start of free agency, Pro Football Rumors rated Boldin as the fifth-best free agent wide receiver available.

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  1. sportsjunkie24

    I would say go back to Baltimore but our wr Corp is pretty stacked as it is

  2. Too expensive. Bottled water is pricey in Ohio. Seriously though, Yorks are smarting having to pay Tomsula and kap. They will be the most under the cap team in the NFL for the next decade.

    • 49er Faithful

      Too bad they don’t do ANYTHING with it

  3. aarongill

    Please resign boldin no matter what. We have young receivers who need mentors like Boldin.

    • 49er Faithful


    • MosesZD

      But that means cutting one. Kelly only keeps 6 WRs. Who you going to cut?

  4. Thronson5

    Just don’t get why they won’t spend their money! They take us fans money won’t put it back out on the field. Really upsets me! They need to sign Boldin. He would be good for another two years with not only his production but with his mentoring for the young guys. With our new fixed up O Line he would have a QB with not only more time to throw the ball but a great system on the offensive side and I think Hyde will have a huge year but if you have no WRs they are going to know you’re going to be running the ball most of the time. Super frustrating seeing what they are doing. The fans don’t deserve it.

  5. BrassBalls

    They’re over at Denny’s, having the early bird special.

  6. Gary333

    Why doesn’t this surprise me???

  7. OCTraveler

    Gordon’s injury might make Bush a “home town stop gap” for the Chargers


    Sounds like chips making some calls already. Did Niners not watch him wreck team in Philly? Need complete management renovation. Could have had another dynasty team possibly with harbaugh if management wasn’t so bad. Chip Kelly for our Niners ? Ownership open eyes and clean house. Embarrassing for a historic franchise.

    • Kelly is a good coach. The eagles were bad when he got there, he made them better until they gave up because they didn’t want to work hard or take orders from whitey.

  9. MosesZD

    Nobody is signing him. He finished as one of the poorest graded starters at all the ‘stats’ sights. I mean, there’s plenty of evidence that says he’ll be lucky to get a cup-of-coffee contract at this point.

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