The San Francisco 49ers are coming off a disappointing loss to the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII, but may have rebounded quickly by acquiring veteran wide receiver Anquan Boldin from the Ravens according to ESPN.com as of March 11:
The Baltimore Ravens agreed to trade receiver Anquan Boldin to the San Francisco 49ers, the team they beat last month in the Super Bowl, sources confirmed to ESPN.
The Ravens will receive a sixth-round draft choice in return, the sources said.
With the 49ers losing Randy Moss to free agency and all the uncertainty surrounding Mario Manningham after coming off season-ending knee surgery, the acquisition of Boldin for a sixth-round draft pick makes a lot of sense.
Even though there’s few of game-changing wide receivers set to become free agents on Tuesday like Mike Wallace, Wes Welker and Greg Jennings, San Francisco aren’t considered a major player in free agency.
With that being said, acquiring Boldin was a move in the right direction with so many questions surrounding the passing game moving forward. Boldin may not be the receiver of old, but still an impactful player downfield.
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