Baltimore Ravens trade Anquan Boldin to San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco 49ers have signed wide receiver Anquan Boldin from Baltimore Ravens.
Last Updated: 16/03/13 3:49pm
Boldin, 32, led Baltimore in receiving yards in each of the past three seasons since joining from Arizona and was one of coach John Harbaugh's star players in their 34-31 victory in New Orleans.
The 10-year veteran revealed last month that he would retire if he was cut by the Ravens, but has now done a U-turn with the 49ers signing him up in exchange for a sixth-round draft pick. He must pass a physical to complete the move.
The news has disappointed Ravens' quarterback Joe Flacco who had hoped the player would remain at M&T Bank Stadium.
"Anquan was a great receiver for myself and for our football team," said Flacco, who signed a six-year, $120.6 million deal with the Ravens last week.
"It's sad to see a guy like that go, but at the same time you want what's best for him and you just wish him the best of luck. Anquan was a big part of this football team, a big part of this offense. He's one of the main reasons we won the Super Bowl this year."
Boldin is likely to earn $6 million in the coming season and he carries a $7.531 million salary-cap figure.
The deal is expected to go through on Tuesday evening when the new league year begins and is also dependent on the player passing a medical.