Once a Raven, Always a Raven; Anquan Boldin to Retire if released

untitled1“I won’t play in another uniform,” Boldin said in an interview with NBC Sports Radio on Friday. “We have a saying, once a Raven, always a Raven, and I’ll always be a Raven.I think you go out and let your play speak for itself. You deal with that if you have to, but, I think for me — I know for me — Baltimore is the only place I want to play.”

Boldin wants to retire a Raven and if push comes to shove and they release the 32 year old Boldin in a salary cap move he will join Ray Lewis in retirement.

The Ravens have six starters to resign this offseason. With the team needing to bring back Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco, safety Ed Reed, up and coming linebacker Dannell Ellerbe, and defensive end Paul Kruger money will be tight. Boldin is in the last year of his four-year $25 million deal. He is due $6 million this season.

Last season Boldin caught 65 passes for 921 yards and four touchdowns in 15 games this season. In the Ravens Super Bowl victory Boldin had possibly his best game of the season catching six passes for 104 yards and one touchdown.

During his three season with the Ravens Boldin has caught 186 passes for 2645 yards but only has 14 touchdowns.

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