|Oct. 26, 2017 4:16 PM PT5:16 PM MT6:16 PM CT7:16 PM ET23:16 GMT7:16 4:16 PM MST6:16 PM EST6:16 PM CT3:16 UAE (+1)19:16 ETNaN:� - The Bills have granted the retired Boldin permission to explore the possibility of being traded to another team.
Analysis: The Bills hold the rights to Boldin after they signed him to a one-year contract on Aug. 7. The 37-year-old player abruptly retired two weeks later by saying he wanted to focus on his charitable causes and social justice issues. The timing of Boldin's decision comes with the NFL trading deadline set for Tuesday. Though Boldin has permission to speak to teams, the Bills would have to approve any trade offer.
|Aug. 20, 2017 5:56 PM PT6:56 PM MT7:56 PM CT8:56 PM ET0:56 GMT8:56 5:56 PM MST7:56 PM EST7:56 PM CT4:56 UAE (+1)20:56 ETNaN:� - Boldin abruptly announced his retirement just under two weeks after signing with the Bills. General manager Brandon Beane made it official Sunday night by saying the team respects Boldin's decision to retire. Boldin's decision came as a complete surprise especially after he talked about building on his legacy entering his 15th season and serving as a mentor for Buffalo's young group of receivers.
Analysis: Boldin was the NFL's 2015 Walter Payton Man of the Year winner and ranks in the top four among active receivers with 1,076 catches, 13,779 yards receiving and 82 touchdowns receiving. 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.
|Aug. 18, 2017 10:07 AM PT11:07 AM MT12:07 PM CT1:07 PM ET17:07 GMT1:07 10:07 AM MST12:07 PM EST12:07 PM CT21:07 UAE13:07 ETNaN:� - Boldin caught one of his three targets for five yards in his preseason debut for the Bills.
Analysis: Boldin is in line to start for Buffalo even though he just joined the team earlier this month. With Sammy Watkins traded and fellow newcomer Jordan Matthews banged up, the Bills have an inexperienced wide receiver corps outside of Boldin. However, his value may be limited considering the very shaky Tyrod Taylor is throwing the ball, at least for now.
|Aug. 7, 2017 8:49 AM PT9:49 AM MT10:49 AM CT11:49 AM ET15:49 GMT23:49 8:49 AM MST10:49 AM EST10:49 AM CT19:49 UAE11:49 ETNaN:� - The Buffalo Bills have signed free agent Anquan Boldin in a move that adds a veteran presence to a mostly young and untested group of receivers.
Analysis: The Bills announced the signing following practice at training camp on Monday, and two weeks after Boldin traveled to Buffalo to meet with team officials. Boldin is a 14-year veteran who spent last season with Detroit, where he had 67 catches for 584 yards and eight touchdowns in 16 games.