Veteran wide receiver Anquan Boldin has passed his physical with the San Francisco 49ers and his trade from the Ravens is now finalized, according to a league source with knowledge of the situation.
Boldin was traded to the 49ers in exchange for a 2013 sixth-round draft pick prior to the start of the free agent signing period when the three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver declined to accept a $2 million pay cut from his $6 million base salary.
The physical was delayed while Boldin, 32, went to Senegal for a relief trip. Boldin is scheduled to talk with Bay Area reporters later today.
Boldin caught 186 passes for 2,645 yards and 14 touchdowns in three seasons with the Ravens after being acquired via a trade from the Arizona Cardinals. He caught 22 passes for 380 yards and four touchdowns during the postseason, including six catches for 104 yards and a touchdown in a Super Bowl victory over the San Francisco 49ers.
"Managing and assembling your roster is difficult and among the most important things we do,” Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said after the trade unfolded. "It is not always pleasant, and in the case of Anquan, it is unpleasant. We know he can still play at a high level. What he has done in his three seasons with us goes well beyond the numbers, and his numbers are very good. He fit in as a Raven from Day One.
"His leadership, just by the way he played and prepared, was a powerful force for us. And when we needed the tough catch in important times, he made those. Look at his production in our Super Bowl run. He stepped up in a big way. When he wasn’t targeted, or when we weren’t passing, his blocking was outstanding. We all thank ‘Q’ for what he did for the Ravens over the last three years.”
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