Something noteworthy has finally taken place on the Anquan Boldin front.
As Paul Domowitch referenced over at Eagletarian, Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt finally came out and said the Cardinals are willing to listen to offers for the wide receiver.
Per Kent Somers of The Arizona Republic, Whisenhunt said "a few" teams have called about Boldin. Somers reports that the Eagles and Redskins called about Boldin last season.
The other team I have my eyes on is the Giants. New York has been rumored to be involved in talks with the Browns for wide receiver Braylon Edwards. You have to think they'd at least inquire about Boldin. Kind of ironic that Eagles fans could either be thrilled, if the Eagles somehow acquire Boldin. Or devastated, if they have to watch him line up for another NFC East team for the next five years or so.
I'm a little surprised that the Cardinals came out and publicly said they're listening to offers. I thought they would privately listen to offers, but publicly say all the right things about Boldin being an important part of the future. As I've mentioned at least a dozen times, the team had the leverage here. Boldin is still under contract for two years. The Cardinals had three options -- deal with an unhappy Boldin, trade him or offer him a new contract. Obviously now it appears like they've chosen option No. 2.
As I wrote earlier today, Drew Rosenhaus reportedly met with Cardinals GM Rod Graves last week. Perhaps that was one final attempt to try and get a deal done.
What the Cardinals' move does now is signal to all suitors that Boldin can be had for the right offer. Kind of like what the Bears did with Jay Cutler.
And that of course means the rumors will be plentiful. We'll have all the updates here at MTC.
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Not much of an update, but Bills COO/GM Russ Brandon talked about Jason Peters Wednesday afternoon.
“We’re going to see how the situation plays out with Jason,” Brandon said, according to buffalobills.com. ”We value him. We want him on this football team. We expect him to be on this football team and we will continue to work with him and his representatives.”
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And finally, Purdue running back Kory Sheets has visited with the Eagles, a league source tells profootballtalk.com. Click here for the list I've compiled with prospects the Eagles have shown interest in.