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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