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Anquan Boldin heading to Africa for relief effort

The Baltimore Sun

Ravens wide receiver Anquan Boldin is heading to Senegal along with Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald and Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy Whte for a relief effort with Oxfam America.

Boldin will spend the next three days working with his fellow NFL players to assist local communities in need.

Boldin's trip comes at a time when his roster status with the Ravens is up in the air. The Ravens want Boldin to reduce his $6 million base salary to $4 million. Boldin, 32, carries a $7.531 million salary-cap figure for the 2013 fiscal year.

“I’m looking forward to my second trip to Africa with Oxfam and the opportunity to make an impact within the communities we visit,” Boldin said in a statement. “Getting together again to work with Larry, and being joined by Roddy, is a blessing. It’s our duty to help those less fortunate, whether they’re here at home or elsewhere in the world.”

Last year, Boldin and Fitzgerald went to Ethiopia to help the country out with a food crisis.

"I've made great friends in the NFL," Fitzgerald said. "I'm looking forward to sharing this Oxfam trip with Roddy and Anquan to see what people in Senegal are doing to improve their conditions. Any time I get to team up with Q again it means a lot to me. I travel often, but it's an opportunity of a lifetime to travel with Oxfam America to meet local people and learn about their lives and their work."

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