Lions Sign Veteran WR Anquan Boldin To One-Year, $2.75M Deal


ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Lions and veteran WR Anquan Boldin are finalizing a one-year contract.

  • Ian Rapoport reports that Boldin receives a one-year, $2.75 million contract that includes a $750,000 signing bonus. The agreement also includes incentives.
  • According to Rapoport, the Eagles and Saints had shown “real interest” in Boldin.

Boldin previously visited with the Lions close to a month ago, but left Detroit without a contract. Before that, Boldin met with the Redskins, but they too did not offer him a deal.

The Saints and Bengals were also mentioned as a potential landing spots for Boldin, but it appears as though the Lions wound up being his best opportunity.

Boldin, 35, is a former second-round pick of the Cardinals back in 2003. He spent seven years in Arizona before being traded to the Ravens in 2010. Baltimore later traded him to the 49ers where’s he’s remained for the past three seasons.

Boldin finished out his two-year, $12 million contract that included $5.5 million guaranteed and had been testing the market as an unrestricted free agent.

In 2015, Boldin appeared in 14 games for the 49ers and caught 69 passes for 789 yards receiving and four touchdowns. Pro Football Focus rated him as the No. 33 overall receiver out of 119 qualifying players.

We had him featured in our Best Available Free Agents list.

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