Former Cardinals great Anquan Boldin leaves Bills, announces retirement

Former Cardinals great Anquan Boldin leaves Bills, announces retirement

Former Arizona Cardinals receiver Anquan Boldin will call it a career after 14 National Football League seasons, ESPN's Jim Trotter first reported. "That's the reason I'm here - to try and win a championship and nothing else". The Bills may wish to wait until cutdown day on September 2. The two of them together drug the Cardinals to a Super Bowl with Kurt Warner, and that is still one of the most-entertaining offenses we have ever seen.

However, none of those teams expressed interest and that's what led Boldin to the Bills.

"We respect Anquan's decision to retire from the NFL", Bills GM Brandon Beane said in a statement. "But just seeing the things that transpired over the last week or so, I think for me, there's something bigger than football at this point". He slipped during his route on his first target, almost causing Taylor's pass to be intercepted.

Boldin appeared in just one preseason game for Buffalo, and finished with one catch for 5 yards in a 20-16 loss to Philadelphia on Thursday night.

The 36-year-old spent the first seven years of his professional career suiting up for the Cardinals.

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"Boldin talking Charlottesville, not Bills moves", Tucker tweeted. "This is not a throw-in-the-towel thing at all".

"For me it's not even about having a long career", Boldin said. Jordan Matthews is a starting receiver and you look at his numbers, what he's done and those aren't to be laughed at, I guess to say. I feel like we still had it on the offensive side of the ball, as well as the team overall, to get the job done. "It's in our best interest".

He then clarified that he was referring specifically to what happened in Charlottesville on August 13, when a counter-protester and two Virginia state police officers were killed during a rally involving neo-Nazis and other right-wing groups.

The Bills were hoping the veteran wide receiver could help fill in the void left by Sammy Watkins, who the team traded to the LA Rams earlier this month, and mentor rookie wideout Zay Jones.

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