Boldin wants to play again; Bills give permission to seek trade

October 26, 2017

Anquan Boldin wants to play football again.  But, apparently, he wants to play somewhere closer to his family and home in Florida.

The Bills still hold the wide receiver’s rights and late Thursday evening general manager Brandon Beane sent a letter to Boldin’s agent, Tom Condon, allowing him to seek a trade.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter tweeted a copy of the letter.

WR Anquan Boldin has expressed interest in playing again and Bills have given his agent permission to shop him, per letter ESPN obtained.

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 26, 2017

It’s unknown what type of compensation the Bills would be asking for in return for Boldin.

Boldin signed a one-year contract with the Bills on August 7 but retired just thirteen days later citing his intent to focus on humanitarian work.

The Pahokee, Florida native was the 2003 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year for the Arizona Cardinals after being selected in the second round out of Florida State.  He ranks ninth in career NFL receptions, fourteenth in career receiving yards, was selected to three Pro Bowls and won Super Bowl XLVII with the Baltimore Ravens. 

Boldin was named the Walter Payton Man of the Year in 2015.

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