NFL Rumors: San Francisco 49ers close to re-signing Anquan Boldin

Jan 19, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Anquan Boldin (81) celebrates after catching a touchdown pass against the Seattle Seahawks in the third quarter of the 2013 NFC Championship football game at CenturyLink Field. The Seahawks defeated the 49ers 23-17 to advance to Super Bowl XLVIII. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Jan 19, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Anquan Boldin (81) celebrates after catching a touchdown pass against the Seattle Seahawks in the third quarter of the 2013 NFC Championship football game at CenturyLink Field. The Seahawks defeated the 49ers 23-17 to advance to Super Bowl XLVIII. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The San Francisco 49ers are trying to keep as many impact players on roster as they can without breaking the bank doing so, and they took a giant leap towards doing that on Sunday. According to ESPN insider Adam Schefter, the Niners are nearing a deal to re-sign Anquan Boldin and are expected to reach an agreement soon.

This is great news for Niners fans, and it’s sort of expected news as well. There was little chance that the Niners were going to let let Boldin walk unless he was demanding outrageous amounts of money. It doesn’t appear that’s what he was doing and the sides appear close on a new deal to keep one of Colin Kaepernick’s favorite targets in San Francisco in 2014.

Topics: Anquan Boldin, NFL Free Agency 2014, San Francisco 49ers

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