Anquan Boldin not quite ready to retire, reportedly will sign with Buffalo Bills

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Anquan Boldin will reportedly sign with the <a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/nfl/teams/buf/" data-ylk="slk:Buffalo Bills">Buffalo Bills</a>. (AP)
Anquan Boldin will reportedly sign with the Buffalo Bills. (AP)

Even at age 36, Anquan Boldin had eight touchdowns for the Detroit Lions last season. He still has something left to offer.

The Buffalo Bills don’t have great receiver depth, so they will bring in Boldin. Peter Schrager of Fox Sports said Boldin will sign a one-year deal with the Bills on Monday afternoon.

Boldin confirmed he’s joining the Bills on social media:

Boldin will provide a steadying influence for a receiver corps with a lot of questions like whether Sammy Watkins can stay healthy or Zay Jones can produce as a rookie. Boldin is also considered one of the best locker-room leaders in the game.

The longer Boldin plays, the stronger he can make his Hall of Fame case. He has 1,076 catches, 13,779 yards and 82 touchdowns. With the explosion of passing stats and the voters’ weird desire to make great receivers wait for induction, Boldin isn’t assured of a spot in Canton. Adding to those career numbers with the Bills could help.

Boldin will turn 37 years old on Oct. 3. He won’t be asked to be an every-down receiver by the Bills. He was a part-time player with the Lions last season, and still was a valuable asset. You’d have to assume he has another good year left, and maybe more.

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