WR Anquan Boldin Agrees to 1-Year Deal with Detroit Lions
The Detroit Lions are bringing in another veteran wide receiver to help replace departed Pro Bowler Calvin Johnson.
Wide receiver Anquan Boldin, who spent last three seasons with the San Francisco 49ers, has agreed to a 1-year deal with the Lions, according to ESPN. The two sides are expected to finalize the contract soon.
Boldin is a 13-year NFL veteran who spent the majority of his career with the Arizona Cardinals, where he won the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award in 2003. He also played three seasons for the Baltimore Ravens, where he helped lead them to a Super Bowl XLVII victory over the San Francisco 49ers.
According to ESPN, Boldin currently ranks 17th all-time in receiving yards, 12th in receptions, and tied for 33rd in touchdown receptions.
Boldin joins a receiving corps in that also features Golden Tate and Marvin Jones, who the Lions signed to a free agent contract in the offseason.