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Boldin Fires Rosenhaus

Hard to know who to root for here: the highly paid athlete with a false sense of his own leverage, or the sports agent who preens and preys on the market?

Boldin Fires Rosenhaus

Hard to know who to root for here: the highly paid athlete with a false sense of his own leverage, or the sports agent who preens and preys on the market?

Let's call it a tie. Nevertheless, Anquan Boldin, unhappy with the pace of negotiations with the Cardinals to get him either: a) a big, fat raise, or b) a trade out of town and...then, a big fat raise, has fired Drew Rosenhaus as his agent.

Rosenhaus will simply face the cameras and say, "Next client." but Boldin's options aren't great, either. He won't get the $10 million a year upgrade he's seeking and, according to that loose-lipped Andy Reid, the Cardinals don't really want to trade him.

Best, though, was Rosenhaus' Twitter feed on the situation, which couldn't be contained in one tweet, but spilled over for several posts.

It went like this:

"We are pleased to announce that we re-signed Jeremy Shockey. Regarding Anquan Boldin, I have great respect for him. I'm hopeful.."

(quick breath, new tweet)

"that we can work things out and he will return to the Rosenhaus Sports family in the near future. We are proud to continue to represent.."

(reload! reload!)

"his brother D.J. Boldin. We would also like to announce that we have signed Will Allen to a 2 yr extension with the Dolphins worth $16.2"

(see Anquan, we make deals!!!!)

"million over the next three seasons."

(what about the damn guarantees?)

"Will's deal includes $10 million in guarantees."

Well, there you have it and more at this site. Always entertaining.

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At the Eagles OTA today, Lorenzo Booker said he felt, as a veteran, he was the No. 2 running back, behind Brian Westbrook, but ahead of rookie LeSean McCoy.

That opinion is at odds with what Andy Reid said on the radio recently and what the "unofficial" depth chart on the Eagles Web site says. Well, whatever.

Jeff McLane wrote a good story on the running back situation that will appear in Wednesday's editions of the Inquirer.

***

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Bob Ford Inquirer Sports Columnist
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