Report: 49ers acquire Boldin from Ravens

Ratto on Boldin: '49ers nailed one'

Report: 49ers acquire Boldin from Ravens
March 11, 2013, 1:15 pm
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Anquan Boldin had six receptions for 104 yards and one touchdown in the Super Bowl against the 49ers. (USA TODAY IMAGES) 

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On the eve of the free-agent signing period, the 49ers reportedly made a major splash with the addition of wide receiver Anquan Boldin in a trade from the Baltimore Ravens for a sixth-round draft pick.

Aaron Wilson of The Baltimore Sun first reported the news of the deal that sends Boldin from John Harbaugh’s Ravens to Jim Harbaugh’s 49ers.

Boldin, a 10-year veteran, was a key figure in the Ravens' 34-31 victory over the 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII with six receptions for 104 yards and one touchdown.

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Boldin, who played the first seven seasons of his NFL career with the Arizona Cardinals, caught 65 passes for 921 yards and four touchdowns last season. He is scheduled to earn $6 million in base salary in 2013.

Boldin joins a 49ers receiving corps that features Michael Crabtree, who led the 49ers last season with 85 receptions for 1,105 yards and nine touchdowns.

Mario Manningham and Kyle Williams sustained season-ending ACL tears. Manningham, the 49ers' No. 2 receiver, is not expected to be cleared to practice until at least the middle of training camp. Williams should be ready for the start of training camp.

First-round draft pick A.J. Jenkins, who has been working out with Colin Kaepernick in Atlanta, also will complete for playing time this season. Jenkins did not catch a pass as a rookie. The 49ers are not expected to re-sign veteran Randy Moss, who two weeks ago announced a farewell to the 49ers via Twitter.