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Anquan Boldin Traded to the San Francisco 49ers

| March 11, 2013
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Anquan Boldin. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Anquan Boldin. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

BALTIMORE (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have acquired wide receiver Anquan Boldin from the Baltimore Ravens for a sixth-round draft pick.

Boldin, a star in Baltimore’s run to the Super Bowl title last season, must pass a physical to complete the deal. The Ravens announced the trade Monday.

Boldin had six catches for 104 yards and a touchdown in the Ravens’ 34-31 Super Bowl victory over the 49ers.

The 32-year-old Boldin had said he’d consider retirement rather than leave Baltimore. But going to the NFC champions might change his mind.

A 10-year veteran, Boldin led Baltimore with 65 catches for 921 yards and four TDs in 2012. He was sensational in the postseason with 16 receptions for 276 yards and three scores.

Boldin spent the first seven seasons of his NFL career with Arizona.

ESPN has reaction from 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick.

“If it’s true, it’s a great trade,” Kaepernick told ESPN. “We’re happy to have him. Having a playmaker like that at receiver is something you always want. It’s another weapon for our offense and our team.”

Kaepernick added that he thought the Niners were getting Boldin at a great value.

“He’s a great player,” Kaepernick said. “I don’t think you’re going to find anybody in the sixth round to come in and play better than what he’s doing right now.”

ESPN also has this analysis of the trade.

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