The Baltimore Ravens have expressed an interest in acquiring Arizona Cardinals wide receiver and three-time Pro Bowler Anquan Boldin, ESPN and The Baltimore Sun are reporting.
Boldin, 6 feet 1, 217 pounds, has expressed a desire to be traded for the past several months. The Cardinals publicly said they would begin entertaining offers for the talented wide out this week.
Sal Paolantonio of ESPN has reported the Cardinals are looking for a first-round pick and a third-round pick for the 28-year-old receiver, who caught 11 touchdown passes last season for the reigning NFC Champion, and that Boldin's contract will also likely be renegotiated. The Ravens currently have the 26th pick in the first round of the Draft and the 88th pick in the third round.
The Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants are also reportedly interest in Boldin. The Eagles have two first round draft picks, but they reportedly traded the 28th pick to Buffalo for offensive tackle Jason Peters. The Giants are also believed to be pursuing Cleveland Brown wide receiver Braylon Edwards.
There has been much speculation that the Ravens would draft a wide receiver in the first round this year. Baltimore has had visits with Maryland wide receiver Darius Heyward-Bey, North Carolina's Hakeem Nicks and Rutgers Kenny Britt in the last several weeks.
When asked about the possibility of trading for Boldin, Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said he has been in contact with eight different teams in the last two days leading up to the NFL Draft on April 25, Jamison Hensley of The Baltimore Sun *wrote on Thursday. *
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