Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Boldin unhappy with Cardinals

Any time a talented receiver shows discontent nowadays, it draws interest from Eagles fans. The latest name is Anquan Boldin of the Arizona Cardinals. According to Kent Somers of The Arizona Republic, Boldin said recently that he's done talking to the Cardinals about a contract. "At this point, I’m not even interested in a contract,” Boldin told the newspaper. “For me, it’s been going on two years, and especially after last year, I was promised a deal would get done before the season. But the season’s here and obviously that hasn’t happened. "I don’t want a deal. People may think I’m being funny or saying that just to say it. But, for me, I’m just tired of it. Washed my hands of the whole situation. My agent has direct orders not to negotiate. So that’s how I feel about it." Somers also reports in the article that Boldin's agent -- the ever-popular Drew Rosenhaus -- met with Cardinals GM Rod Graves Wednesday night, but the two sides are a good distant apart. Boldin had 71 catches for 853 yards and nine touchdowns in 12 games last season. He has eclipsed 1,200 yards three times in his career and has twice had over 100 catches. Many saw this squabble coming when Boldin's teammate, Larry Fitzgerald, signed a four-year, $40 million deal in the spring. In other news... To stick with the disgruntled wide receivers theme, Bears electrifying return man Devin Hester is holding out. Here's what he told the Chicago Tribune: "I'm not coming," he said by phone. "I have to make a statement. I showed by going to [organized team activities] that I was a team player. But then, I just felt they weren't taking it seriously that I wanted to get a new deal. "I can't go out and play this year making $445,000. Come on, man." It never gets old to hear professional athletes scoff at nearly half-a-million dollars, does it? And finally, Peyton Manning was a no-show at Colts camp as he recovers from knee surgery. According to the Indianapolis Star, Manning is expected to get enough work in the preseason to start the team's opener against the Bears. So yes, he should still be the second quarterback off the board behind Tom Brady in your fantasy drafts.

Boldin unhappy with Cardinals


Any time a talented receiver shows discontent nowadays, it draws interest from Eagles fans.

The latest name is Anquan Boldin of the Arizona Cardinals. According to Kent Somers of The Arizona Republic, Boldin said recently that he's done talking to the Cardinals about a contract.

"At this point, I’m not even interested in a contract,” Boldin told the newspaper. “For me, it’s been going on two years, and especially after last year, I was promised a deal would get done before the season. But the season’s here and obviously that hasn’t happened.

"I don’t want a deal. People may think I’m being funny or saying that just to say it. But, for me, I’m just tired of it. Washed my hands of the whole situation. My agent has direct orders not to negotiate. So that’s how I feel about it."

Somers also reports in the article that Boldin's agent -- the ever-popular Drew Rosenhaus -- met with Cardinals GM Rod Graves Wednesday night, but the two sides are a good distant apart.

Boldin had 71 catches for 853 yards and nine touchdowns in 12 games last season. He has eclipsed 1,200 yards three times in his career and has twice had over 100 catches. Many saw this squabble coming when Boldin's teammate, Larry Fitzgerald, signed a four-year, $40 million deal in the spring.

In other news...

To stick with the disgruntled wide receivers theme, Bears electrifying return man Devin Hester is holding out. Here's what he told the Chicago Tribune:

"I'm not coming," he said by phone. "I have to make a statement. I showed by going to [organized team activities] that I was a team player. But then, I just felt they weren't taking it seriously that I wanted to get a new deal.

"I can't go out and play this year making $445,000. Come on, man."

It never gets old to hear professional athletes scoff at nearly half-a-million dollars, does it?

And finally, Peyton Manning was a no-show at Colts camp as he recovers from knee surgery. According to the Indianapolis Star, Manning is expected to get enough work in the preseason to start the team's opener against the Bears. So yes, he should still be the second quarterback off the board behind Tom Brady in your fantasy drafts.

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