Boldin receives a Giants welcome

Boldin receives a Giants welcome
May 1, 2013, 9:45 am
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The 49ers acquired WR Anquan Boldin from the Ravens in a trade for a sixth-round draft pick. (USA TODAY IMAGES)

SANTA CLARA -- Veteran wide receiver Anquan Boldin made his debut this week in the 49ers' offseason program and found a package from the World Series champions awaiting him.

Boldin wrote on Twitter that he received a "box of gear" from the San Francisco Giants in his locker. "Big thanks for the welcoming gift," he wrote.

This is the first week players can be on the field with the coaching staff, which means Boldin has started working with 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. They had spoken on the phone but had not met prior to this week.

The 49ers' offseason program began April 15 with two weeks of conditioning under the supervision of Mark Uyeyama, the head of the team's strength and conditioning program. Boldin was informed by coach Jim Harbaugh that his participation in the conditioning program was not needed. A year ago, veteran receiver Randy Moss also did not participate in the first two weeks of the 49ers' offseason program.

Boldin joined the 49ers on the first day of the new league year in March when the 49ers acquired him from the Super Bowl-champion Baltimore Ravens in a trade for a sixth-round draft pick, No. 199 overall. The Ravens used that pick as part of a package in a trade with Seattle to move up in the second round to select Kansas State inside linebacker Arthur Brown.

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