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After finally winning a Super Bowl championship in his 10th NFL season, Ravens wide receiver Anquan Boldin doesn’t see himself playing for another team.
The 32-year-old said in an interview with NBC Sports Network that he intends to retire if Baltimore releases him due to salary-cap restraints. Despite putting together a remarkable postseason that included 22 catches for 380 yards and four touchdowns, Boldin is scheduled to make $6 million in base salary and carries a $7.5 million cap number for the 2013 season.
“I won’t play in another uniform,” Boldin said on the network’s Pro Football Talk.  “We have a saying, once a Raven, always a Raven, and I’ll always be a Raven.”
Boldin had his most productive season with the Ravens in 2012, catching 65 passes for 921 yards in 15 regular-season games. He is entering the final season of a four-year contract originally worth $28 million when he was acquired by the Ravens in 2010.
General manager Ozzie Newsome could explore an extension with Boldin that would reduce his cap figure for 2013, but it could also be viewed as a risky move to offer more money to a wide receiver who already struggles to gain separation and will be 33 in October. However, Boldin’s outstanding performance in the playoffs makes it a more difficult decision for the Ravens, who are trying to sign quarterback Joe Flacco to a long-term contract prior to the March 4 deadline for using the franchise tag.
“Baltimore is the only place I want to play,” Boldin said. “It’s the last place that I will play. For me, I’ll retire a Raven — I’m not putting on any other uniform.”

3 COMMENTS

  1. Not saying they would, but does anyone believe that if the Patriots (or any other contending team) offered him $10 million for next season, Mr. Boldin might rethink this statement?

  2. I believe it. Everyone that puts on that Purple & Black or gets a taste of that great organization NEVER want to leave!

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