It looks like those teams like the Giants and Eagles that were interested in grabbing Anquan Boldin from the Cardinals are going to have to wait. The Arizona Republic did a tidbit today stating that Boldin is not going to be traded to anyone this offseason, like it for him or not.
General Manager Rod Graves denied a report by profootballtalk.com that the team is “shopping” receiver Anquan Boldin to potential trade partners.
The report was attributed to an unnamed NFL source.
Via text message, Graves said the Cardinals position regarding Boldin has not changed.
Boldin first asked for a trade about a year ago, and the Cardinals have consistently said they were not interested in trading the Pro Bowl receiver. Graves, however, has left open the possibility that the team’s stance could one day change.
Boldin has two years remaining on a four-year extension signed in 2005. That extension was worth about $23 million in new money, including $10 million in bonuses.
Boldin recently backed off a promise never to re-sign with the Cardinals. Through his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, Boldin said he would be willing to re-sign provided an offer was forthcoming in a reasonable amount of time.
There has been plenty of talk about Boldin landing in Philly or possibly with the Giants to take the spot to Plaxico Burress.