Cardinals wide out Anquan Boldin wants to make one thing clear. He does not want to be traded from the Cardinals. Taking part in the Cardinals mini-camp, Boldin went on record and made sure to tell reporters that he wants to stick with the Cards, and hopefully be part of a franchise that is ready to take a step to the next level. “I went to sleep one night, woke up the next morning and was disgruntled, I wanted out of Arizona and all this stuff,” Boldin said. “And I hadn’t even talked to anybody. It was funny to see the reports going around, especially around the draft time.
“We were under the impression the whole time that [we were] just keeping things under wraps, like we usually do,” Boldin said. “I don’t feel like going to the media every time something happens because I think the business between me and the ballclub is between us and that’s how it should stay.” The first report said that it was Boldin that wanted a deal out of Arizona, but now it seems that things have been smoothed over between he and the team.
Boldin’s current deal is signed through 2010 at salaries of $2.5 million, $2.75 million, and $3 million over the next three seasons.