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San Francisco 49ers WR Anquan Boldin was on a conference call for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award today and shared that he has not yet engaged in contract talks with the team. We assume this means that his agent has not yet had discussions with the 49ers on behalf of Boldin, who is scheduled to become a free agent.
#49ers Anquan Boldin, a pending free agent, indicated he hadn't engaged with team in contract talks.— Eric Branch (@Eric_Branch) January 26, 2016
"I haven't talked to anybody yet. Honestly, I'm not to the point where I feel like I have to deal with that right now," Boldin said.
Of course, if he does fit into the 49ers' future plans, there is still plenty of time. NFL free agency doesn't begin until March 9 this year. Teams can begin negotiating with scheduled free agents on March 7.
The 49ers have had a lot on their plate this month. They have been busy putting together a coaching staff following the firing of head coach Jim Tomsula and the hiring of his successor, Chip Kelly. Boldin mentioned that he spoke briefly with Kelly following his hiring.
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This season, Boldin had 69 receptions for 789 yards and four touchdowns. That was the fewest receiving yards he has had since 2004 with the Arizona Cardinals, which was his second year in the league. Of course, those numbers were still enough to lead the team in receiving this past season. Boldin had surpassed 1,000 yards (1,062 in 2014 and 1,179 in 2013) in each of his previous two seasons with San Francisco.
Boldin ranks 17th all-time in receiving yards with 13,195 and is 12th all-time in receptions with 1,009. He is 35 years old and will turn 36 in October.