Anquan Boldin Says He’s Retiring if the Baltimore Ravens Release Him

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Anquan Boldin made a name for himself in Arizona alongside Larry Fitzgerald, but he said on Friday that he’s a Raven for life which means if they cut him he’s not going to play football for anyone else ever again. Boldin spoke with NBCSports Radio on Friday and said he’s going to hang up the cleats and retire if the Ravens release him and/or don’t restructure his contract.

“I won’t play in another uniform,” Boldin said in an interview Friday on NBC Sports Radio. “We have a saying, once a Raven, always a Raven, and I’ll always be a Raven.”

Boldin was traded to the Ravens in 2010 and has spent that last three seasons with them, but even in that short amount of time, Boldin says that the Ravens organization has made a big impact on him. Boldin is entering the final year of his four-year, $25 million contract with Baltimore but the feeling is that he has one of the most dangerous contracts on the books in Baltimore.

The Ravens are in a pinch for cash when it comes to salary cap room, meaning they’re going to have some tough decisions this offseason on who stays in Baltimore and who goes. Many believe that the Ravens are going to shed Boldin’s remaining contract as well as let veteran free safety Ed Reed walk in free agency as well.

But despite the rumors that the Ravens are itching to get rid of his contract, Boldin says his play this year and the past three years has spoken for itself and that he doesn’t want to play anywhere else besides Baltimore.

“I think you go out and let your play speak for itself,” Boldin told NBC Sports Radio. “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.”

Topics: Anquan Boldin, Baltimore Ravens, NFL

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