The Lions are hosting Anquan Boldin on a visit today, according to ESPN.com’s Adam Schefter (on Twitter). Boldin has history with Lions head coach Jim Caldwell thanks to their time together in Baltimore.
Boldin, 35, has reportedly been working out in South Florida and staying in shape as he waits for the right opportunity. Even though he has enjoyed a long career and even has a Super Bowl ring, the veteran has said that he is not thinking about retirement right now. Last season, Boldin recorded only 69 catches for 789 yards and four touchdowns, so he’s probably looking to go out with a stronger campaign. Boldin’s struggles, in large part, can be attributed to the turmoil surrounding the 49ers and their difficulties at quarterback last year.
The Lions already have eleven wide receivers under contract, though Boldin could easily supplant some of the team’s current options there. Behind Golden Tate, Marvin Jones, T.J. Jones, and Jeremy Kerley, Andre Caldwell seems pretty likely to make the team’s final cut. Other than him, the likes of Corey Fuller and Jace Billingsley figure to be on the bubble.
After joining the 49ers in 2013, Boldin posted consecutive 1,000-yard seasons, with 12 total touchdowns in ’13 and ’14. Over the course of his career, Boldin has made three Pro Bowls while racking up 13,195 yards off of 1,009 catches with 74 touchdowns.
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