Anquan Boldin WR SF 7 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.

Anquan Boldin WR SF 7 Months

CSN Bay Area reports the 49ers are currently negotiating a "multi-year extension" with free agent-to-be Anquan Boldin.

NFL free agents can begin negotiating with other teams beginning March 8. Free agency formally opens for business on March 11. All signs to this point have indicated re-signing Boldin was the 49ers' top offseason priority, and that clearly appears to be true with the sides already in contract talks. It's believed the 49ers are targeting a roughly two-year, $10 million agreement with about $6 million guaranteed. Boldin turned 33 last October.

Anquan Boldin WR SF 7 Months

Profootballtalk reports re-signing free agent Anquan Boldin is a "priority" for the 49ers.

CSN Bay Area, NFL Network and ESPN have all reported similar this offseason. That means the 49ers are telling anyone and everyone they want to keep their leading receiver from 2013. The interest is reportedly mutual, but with this potentially being Boldin's last shot at a nice payday, he's not going to have much incentive to agree to a hometown discount.

Anquan Boldin WR SF 7 Months

Ian Rapoport believes both the 49ers and free agent Anquan Boldin are interested in working out a new deal.

This matches everything else we have been hearing out of San Francisco this offseason. Boldin had something of a resurgence in San Francisco in 2013, posting his first 1,000 yard season since 2009. Going into his 34-year-old season, Boldin is unlikely to find a guaranteed multi-year contract anywhere else. This deal will get done.

Anquan Boldin WR SF 8 Months

CSN Bay Area considers free agent Anquan Boldin the "most likely candidate" to start opposite Michael Crabtree next season.

Ace beat writer Matt Maiocco considers wideout the 49ers' No. 1 offseason priority. He expects them to draft a receiver to compete with Quinton Patton for the No. 3 role and also re-sign Boldin. It shouldn't be an overly difficult negotiation as Boldin is going on 34 years old and won't land a guaranteed multi-year contract elsewhere. Maiocco suggests a two-year, $10 million contract that includes $6 million guaranteed.

Anquan Boldin WR SF 8 Months

According to ESPN 49ers reporter Bill Williamson, the team "would like to keep" free agent Anquan Boldin.

Same goes for free agent S Donte Whitner and K Phil Dawson, per Williamson. The Niners are currently sitting on just over $7 million in salary cap space with a number of youngsters to extend before their rookie contracts expire. Ideally, San Francisco would find an alpha-type No. 1 receiver in May's draft.

Anquan Boldin WR SF 8 Months

Anquan Boldin caught five passes for 53 yards and a touchdown in San Francisco's NFC Championship Game loss to the Seahawks.

Boldin also committed a drop. Boldin's score was a 26-yard laser from an on-the-move Colin Kaepernick. Creating his trademark inch of separation, Boldin beat Earl Thomas in single coverage. It's the kind of play we've grown accustomed to seeing Boldin make in the playoffs. Coming off his first 1,000-yard campaign since 2009, Boldin now heads to the open market. Going on 34, he's not a realistic candidate for a multi-year deal despite leading the 49ers in receiving this season. The 49ers should make a strong play to retain him.

Anquan Boldin WR SF 9 Months

Anquan Boldin caught three passes for 38 yards in the 49ers' Wild Card win over the Packers.

The Packers' defense doubled down on Vernon Davis, creating single-coverage opportunities for Boldin and Michael Crabtree. Crabtree capitalized more frequently in this one, racking up eight catches for 125 yards and clearly finding a rhythm with Colin Kaepernick. The pendulum could just as easily swing back toward Boldin in the Divisional Round at Carolina, although Crabtree is looking awfully good and like a legit No. 1 receiver these days.

Anquan Boldin WR SF 9 Months

Anquan Boldin caught nine passes for 145 yards with one touchdown in Sunday's Week 17 win at Arizona.

Operating mostly out of slot and therefore avoiding the coverage of Patrick Peterson, Boldin absolutely went off early. He posted six catches for 106 yards and a score in the first quarter, eating up Jerraud Powers along the way. It brought back memories of Boldin's performance in last year's playoffs, when he carries the Ravens all the way to a Super Bowl win with incredible catch after incredible catch. Boldin's first year in San Fran yielded 85 catches for 1,175 yards and seven touchdowns, better than any campaign he had during his three years in Baltimore. Even with Michael Crabtree back, Colin Kaepernick will lean on Boldin against the Packers in their Wild Card game.

Anquan Boldin WR SF 9 Months

Anquan Boldin caught six passes for 72 yards and one touchdown in San Francisco's Week 16 win over Atlanta on Monday night.

Boldin and Michael Crabtree each saw seven targets to lead the team. With the 72 yards, Boldin now sits at 1,030 for the season. It's his first 1,000-yard campaign since 2009, his final year with the Cardinals. It was just a typical night at the office for Boldin. He dominated with his physicality and scored from ten yards out on a screen pass to the right. Boldin and Crabtree are feeding off each other and will pose a dynamic duo at receiver for the playoffs. Don't forget Vernon Davis at tight end. Boldin has been a consistent WR3 all season long and will wrap up the regular season against the Cardinals on the road.