One of their most valuable performers, wide receiver Anquan Boldin, just signed a deal that will guarantee his return in 2014. ESPN's Ed Werder reports that Boldin's new contract is for two years, $12 million, with $9 million guaranteed.
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Boldin caught 85 passes for 1,179 yards — the fourth-highest yardage total of his 11-year career — and seven touchdowns in his first season with the 49ers, after being traded from one Harbaugh (the Baltimore Ravens' John) to another (the 49ers' Jim). Boldin also collected 227 yards in three playoff games, including 136 against the Carolina Panthers, and he scored a touchdown in the NFC championship game loss to the Seattle Seahawks.
There had been some talk that Boldin might have been a one-year rental for the 49ers, and that they might not be able to keep him. But the two sides struck a deal Monday as teams around the NFL were making final decisions on the franchise tag.Read More »from Anquan Boldin returns to San Francisco 49ers for two years, $12 million