Two big trades were reportedly made yesterday. In trade between two teams that faced off in the Super Bowl last month, the Baltimore Ravens will send wide receiver Anquan Boldin to the San Francisco 49ers in exchange for a sixth-round draft pick. ESPN.com covered the potential trade:
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.
Boldin, who is in Africa on a mission, needs to pass a physical before the trade with San Francisco becomes complete.
The trade agreement was earlier reported by the Baltimore Sun.
Ravens receiver Torrey Smith took news of the trade hard, venting through his Twitter account.
"This business is BS at times," he wrote.
While Smith was upset, Boldin's potential new quarterback, Colin Kaepernick, was excited by the trade when he spoke with ESPN.
"If it's true, it's a great trade," Kaepernick told ESPN. "We're happy to have him. Having a playmaker like that at receiver is something you always want. It's another weapon for our offense and our team."
You can read the entire story at http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/9040950/baltimore-ravens-trade-anquan-boldin-san-francisco-49ers-pick-sources.
Meanwhile, the Seattle Seahawks are set to aquire playmaker Percy Harvin from the Minnesota Vikings for reportedly Seattle’s 2013 first-round draft choice. Here is some of the story ESPN has up on the trade:
Harvin is scheduled to fly to Seattle on Monday night and will undergo his physical in the next 24 hours, a source said.
The trade cannot be officially completed until Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET, when the 2013 league year officially begins.
Vikings running back Adrian Peterson reacted to the trade through his Twitter account.
"The best all around player I ever seen or you'll ever see! Goes to Seattle! I feel like I just got kicked in the stomach. Several times!!!," he wrote. "I wish my boy Percy nothing but success! God bless you homie."
Seattle has a connection to Harvin. The team's offensive coordinator, Darrell Bevell, held the same job with Minnesota when the Vikings drafted Harvin in 2009. Harvin also will be reunited with receiver Sidney Rice, who was his one-time teammate in Minnesota.
You can check out the entire story at http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/9040142/minnesota-vikings-trade-percy-harvin-seattle-seahawks-sources.