By Courtesy of the San Francisco 49ers
The San Francisco 49ers today announced they have agreed to terms with WR Anquan Boldin on a two-year contract, lasting through the 2015 season.
“We are pleased that Anquan has chosen to continue his career as a 49er,” said 49ers general manager Trent Baalke. “He is a consummate professional whose love and respect for the game provide a tremendous example for all players. Anquan has been a very productive player throughout his career and we look forward to his future contributions to our team and community.”
After being acquired via trade from the Baltimore Ravens in March of 2013, Boldin (6-1, 220) went on to lead the 49ers with 85 receptions for 1,179 yards and seven touchdowns last season. It marked the three-time Pro Bowler’s sixth-career 1,000-yard season, and his first since 2009. In the postseason, Boldin tallied 16 receptions for 227 yards and one touchdown. He was named the recipient of the team’s Bill Walsh Award, which is presented annually to the 49ers team MVP as selected by the coaching staff.
Boldin, an 11-year veteran and three-time Pro Bowl selection, has played in 156 regular season games (153 starts), registering 857 receptions for 11,344 yards and 65 touchdowns. His career receptions rank 20th in NFL history, while his receiving yardage ranks 29th. Boldin has also started all 14 postseason contests in which he has appeared, recording 68 receptions for 1,033 yards and eight touchdowns.
Originally selected by Arizona in the second round (54th overall) of the 2003 NFL Draft, Boldin played for the Cardinals through the 2009 season, hauling in 586 receptions for 7,520 yards and 44 touchdowns, in that span. He was traded to Baltimore on March 5, 2009, and went on to tally 186 receptions for 2,645 yards and 14 touchdowns in three seasons with the Ravens.
Boldin holds the distinction of being the fastest player in NFL history to reach 400 career receptions (67 games), 500 career receptions (80 games) and 600 career receptions (98 games). He set the NFL rookie record with 101 receptions, en route to NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year honors, in 2003.
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