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Former Ravens WR Anquan Boldin signs with the Bills

Former Ravens WR Anquan Boldin signs with the Bills
Anquan Boldin signals for a first down after a second-quarter reception against the Houston Texans in 2012. (Baltimore Sun photo by Gene Sweeney Jr.)

If the Ravens find they have a need at wide receiver this training camp, they won't be calling Anquan Boldin.

The Bills announced today that they have signed the free agent. Boldin, who won a Super Bowl with the Ravens, joins a team that needs a veteran presence to complement its mostly young and untested group of receivers.

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The Bills announced the signing after practice today, two weeks after Boldin traveled to Buffalo to meet with team officials. Boldin is a 14-year veteran who spent last season with Detroit, where he had 67 catches for 584 yards and eight touchdowns in 16 games.

Boldin's 1,076 catches for 13,779 yards overall rank third among players since breaking into the NFL in 2003, when he was drafted in the second round by Arizona. He played seven seasons with the Cardinals and also had two three-year stints in Baltimore and San Francisco.

With the Ravens from 2010-12, he caught 186 passes for 2,645 yards and 14 touchdowns. In the Ravens' 2012 postseason that culminated with a win over the 49ers, he caught another 22 passes for 380 yards and four touchdowns.

The 36-year-old will have an opportunity to compete for a job alongside starter Sammy Watkins. Buffalo shuffled its receivers this offseason after losing Robert Woods and Marquise Goodwin in free agency.

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