Anquan Boldin To Continue Career In 2017

Anquan Boldin has decided to continue to extend his NFL career for a 15th season, according to Jim Trotter of ESPN (Twitter link). Boldin, 36, is an unrestricted free agent.Anquan Boldin

Signed to a one-year, $2.75MM deal prior to last season, Boldin appeared in all 16 games for the Lions in 2016. On 95 targets, Boldin managed 67 receptions for 584 yards and eight touchdowns. While the yardage total was the lowest of Boldin’s career, his eight scores were the most he’s posted since 2008. Boldin, a three-time Pro Bowler, played on 80% of Detroit’s offensive snaps as the club’s third receiver behind Golden Tate and Marvin Jones.

Boldin will now enter a free agent receiver market that has seen most of the top options at the position already come off the board. Michael Floyd, Cordarrelle Patterson, Victor Cruz, and Kamar Aiken are among the other pass-catchers that remain unsigned.

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  1. tbrace20

    I would love Chicago to go out and sign him. Add a high-character offensive player to help groom the other WRs. God knows we need all the help we can get. He’ll probably want to sign with a contender though.

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  2. strostro

    i say the Lions should re-sign him

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