On Monday, the Buffalo Bills finally came to terms with veteran wide receiver Anquan Boldin after several weeks of deliberations. He finished last season with 67 receptions for 584 yards and eight touchdowns for the Detroit Lions.
Boldin has experience with Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor, having played for the Baltimore Ravens in 2011 and 2012, when Taylor was a backup.
Boldin will turn 37 on October 3. However, there's no doubt that Boldin will have a significant role in Buffalo's offense, most likely in the slot, where Beane said "He's made a lot of hay there".
Boldin then played with the 49ers from 2013 to 2015 before landing with the Lions past year.
Boldin had visited the Bills on July 24, and both general manager Brandon Beane and head coach Sean McDermott said they were pleased with the meeting, and were hopeful something could be worked out. He finished last season ranked ninth in National Football League history in catches with 1,076 while also ranking 14th in receiving yards (13,779) and 23rd in receiving touchdowns (82).
One of the reasons it took two weeks to get Boldin signed is that he was weighing heavily the decision on moving his family up from Florida.
In 2008, he helped the Ravens bring home a Super Bowl title, scoring four touchdowns in four playoff games.