Anquan Boldin WR SF 2 Months

Boldin grabbed five passes (seven targets) for 62 yards in Sunday's win over Philadelphia.

Despite the modest stat line, Boldin actually led San Francisco in receiving yardage, and tied for the team lead in receptions. Vernon Davis left the game with a back injury, so Boldin would probably see an uptick in targets, if the tight end missed any action.

Anquan Boldin WR SF 2 Months

Boldin caught six passes for 36 yards in Sunday's 23-14 loss to Arizona.

Boldin had a relatively quiet day against his former team, outside of PPR formats. He has still yet to find the end zone in 2014, and while he will definitely have useful games, there are just too many mouths to feed in the 49ers' passing game to get consistent production from the 12-year veteran.

Anquan Boldin WR SF 2 Months

Boldin caught just two passes for 34 yards in Sunday's loss to Chicago.

Last week was Boldin's turn, this week it was Michael Crabtree receiving the lion's share of the targets. This is the risk fantasy owners run when start San Francisco wideouts; the offense is a run-first scheme that spreads the ball around when they decide to pass. He will definitely have his strong fantasy days, but games like Sunday's are to be expected for Boldin as well. He may have a larger role against the Cardinals next week if Vernon Davis (ankle) isn't able to go.

Anquan Boldin WR SF 3 Months

Boldin caught eight of the nine passes intended for him, finishing with 99 yards in Sunday's win at Dallas.

Boldin made a couple of terrific grabs, and showed a great rapport with Colin Kaepernick. The veteran wide receiver probably could have had a monster game, but Kaepernick attempted just 23 passes, with San Francisco up big for most of the game. He should perform well again in Week 2, taking on the Bears at home.

Anquan Boldin WR SF 4 Months

Boldin played seven snaps on the 49ers' opening drive Thursday, but did not have a pass thrown his way in the preseason loss to Baltimore.

Boldin will start the season as the team's No. 2 wideout opposite Michael Crabtree. Despite being at the seasoned age of 33, Boldin put up his best offensive season since 2008 last year, but a lot of that was out of necessity with Crabtree missing most of the regular season. With Crabtree back in the picture and the addition of Stevie Johnson, Boldin won't be asked to assume as big of a role this year.

Anquan Boldin WR SF 9 Months

49ers re-signed WR Anquan Boldin to a two-year contract.

Anquan Boldin WR SF 9 Months

ESPN's Ed Werder expects the 49ers to announce a contract agreement with free agent Anquan Boldin within the "next 24 hours."

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported roughly one week ago that the sides were "closing in on a deal." The Niners and Boldin are believed to be negotiating a two-year contract worth $10-12 million. Although re-signing Boldin would not immediately erase San Francisco's need for younger legs at receiver, it would solidify a strong starting tandem with Boldin opposite Michael Crabtree.

Anquan Boldin WR SF 9 Months

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the 49ers and free agent Anquan Boldin are "closing in on a deal," and a "deal is expected to get done."

The 49ers have said multiple times that re-signing Boldin is a priority, and Boldin has expressed a desire to stay in San Francisco. The two sides likely met at the Combine to get talks moving. Boldin led the 49ers in receiving in 2013 but is going on 34 years old. He's unlikely to get anything more than a two- or three-year contract. It would be a shock if Boldin didn't have a new deal by March 11.

Anquan Boldin WR SF 9 Months

Speaking Thursday, 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh reiterated that the team's top priority is re-signing free agent Anquan Boldin, and that talks are moving in a "very positive" direction.

"It's not just me who wants Anquan Boldin back," Harbaugh said. "We're all in lockstep with how we feel about him." The 49ers need an infusion of young receiving talent that can grow together with Colin Kaepernick, but re-signing Boldin for 2014 is a no-brainer after he led the team in receiving last season. The question is whether, going on 34, he'll be reasonable in his demands. The indications are that he will be.

Anquan Boldin WR SF 9 Months

A source with knowledge of the situation tells Profootballtalk.com that the 49ers have not begun contract talks with free agent Anquan Boldin.

PFT's source is disputing a recent CSN Bay Area report that the Niners were negotiating a "multi-year extension" with Boldin. Per PFT's Mike Florio, contract deliberations between the 49ers and Boldin are "expected to commence at the Scouting Combine," which kicks into high gear on Wednesday. Boldin is the 49ers' "top priority," ahead of free agent SS Donte Whitner.