Anquan Boldin
WR DET (10)
1 week ago

Boldin secured four of seven targets for 48 yards and a score in Detroit's Week 2 loss to the Titans.

EDGE Analysis

Boldin was the only Lions player to score and tied for third on the team in targets. However, he may struggle to produce in similar fashion moving forward as TE Eric Ebron appears to be Detroit's top red-zone threat and QB Matthew Stafford continues to ration targets amongst his entire receiving corps.

Anquan Boldin
WR DET (10)
2 weeks ago

Boldin logged three receptions for 35 yards in the Lions' 39-35 victory over the Colts on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran caught everything sent his way, but that's not saying a whole lot considering he finished sixth on the team in targets. The Lions' offensive scheme simply appears to rely upon spreading the ball around and featuring running backs as pass-catchers, and therefore underwhelming stat lines may become the norm for Boldin at this point in his career. Unless he eventually climbs up the totem pole and becomes a consistent threat in the passing game, Boldin is best left on the waiver wire in all but the deepest of formats.

Anquan Boldin
WR DET (10)
1 month ago

Boldin caught three passes for 22 yards on five targets in Saturday's preseason game against the Ravens.

EDGE Analysis

Boldin worked as the No. 3 wide receiver with the starting offense, staying in the game through the end of the first half. Detroit's decision to sign Boldin is looking rather prudent, as starting tight end Eric Ebron (ankle) may not be ready for the beginning of the season. With the team otherwise lacking pass-catching talent at tight end, the Detroit wideouts and running backs may need to take on some extra targets.

Anquan Boldin
WR DET (10)
1 month ago

Boldin caught his lone target for seven yards in the Lions' preseason tilt with the Bengals.

EDGE Analysis

QB Matthew Stafford threw only 11 passes, and nine of them went to either Marvin Jones or Golden Tate. Though the preseason likely won't present a completely-accurate depiction of how Stafford will distribute his passes in 2016, Boldin appeared to serve more as a security blanket than go-to target in this one, and that was without Eric Ebron (ankle) in action. Next up, Detroit will face Baltimore in what will likely be Boldin's last preseason showing of the year.

Anquan Boldin
WR DET (10)
1 month ago

Boldin totaled 30 yards on his one catch in Friday's 30-17 preseason victory over the Steelers.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran receiver made a splash in his Detroit debut, hauling in the throw from starting quarterback Matthew Stafford in the first quarter. Boldin is expected to serve as a vital cog in the passing game alongside Golden Tate as the Lions attempt to make up for the significant loss of Calvin Johnson to retirement.

Anquan Boldin
WR DET (10)
1 month ago

Boldin totaled 30 yards on his one catch in Friday's 30-17 preseason victory over the Steelers.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran receiver made a splash in his Detroit debut, hauling in the throw from starting quarterback Matthew Stafford in the first quarter. Boldin is expected to serve as a vital cog in the passing game alongside Golden Tate as the Lions attempt to make up for the significant loss of Calvin Johnson to retirement.

Anquan Boldin
WR DET (10)
2 months ago

Boldin has worked as the Lions' starting slot receiver during training camp thus far, MLive.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Boldin signed with the Lions just ahead of the start of camp, but the veteran has unsurprisingly hit the ground running with Detroit's first-team offense. At 35 years old, Boldin has proven plenty adaptable across his accomplished career, and provides a nice security blanket to quarterback Matthew Stafford from the slot position, where his diminishing speed and separation ability are covered by his steady hands.

Anquan Boldin
WR DET (10)
2 months ago

The Lions and Boldin agreed to a contract Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

At this stage of his career, the 35-year-old Boldin won't completely make up for the retirement of Calvin Johnson. In reality, the combined efforts of Boldin and fellow offseason pickup Marvin Jones will help plug the dam, with the 13-year veteran the likely candidate to become a quick favorite of Matthew Stafford. Despite posting the second-lowest YPC of his career (11.4) last season, Boldin was working with uninspiring signal callers -- Blaine Gabbert and Colin Kaepernick (shoulder/knee/thumb) -- so the upgrade to Stafford should boost Boldin's prospects.

Anquan Boldin
WR DET (10)
6 months ago3 Comments

Boldin is visiting the Redskins on Tuesday, Mike Jones of the Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

There hasn't been much news regarding the 35-year-old Boldin, who did most of his damage out of the slot last season. Washington doesn't seem like a good fit, given that Jamison Crowder had an effective rookie season while working almost exclusively from the slot. Boldin does have plenty of experience playing on the outside, but Washington also has DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon on the roster. Shaky as the fit may seem, Boldin doesn't seem to be drawing much interest and may have to settle for a sub-optimal situation.

Anquan Boldin
WR DET (10)
6 months ago

49ers general manager Trent Baalke said the team has not talked with Boldin this offseason, CSN Bay Area reports. "I wouldn't say that door has been shut by any stretch," Baalke said. "But where it is, it's where it was when we left off (the season). He's going to explore his options, and we're going to explore ours. We got a draft to go through. It would be later than sooner, in terms of the final decision that's made."

EDGE Analysis

A return to San Francisco doesn't seem like a great fit at first glance, as the 35-year-old Boldin presumably wants to play for a contender and the 49ers likely prefer to invest resources in younger players. On the other hand, the Niners will want their quarterback (whoever that may be) to have a reasonable shot at success, and it would be tough to do much of anything with the receiving talent on the current roster. Boldin, an unrestricted free agent, could thus end up back in San Francisco if he's unable to find a contract to his liking elsewhere.