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According to Aaron Wilson, the Ravens have traded wide receiver Anquan Boldin to the 49ers for a sixth-round pick.
Anquan Boldin traded to 49ers for a sixth-round pick— Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) March 11, 2013
Boldin has been a favorite target of Joe Flacco over the last three seasons and has been a model of consistency for the Ravens offense. While guys like Torrey Smith and Jacoby Jones have gotten more time on highlight reels, Boldin has quietly served as the team's possession receiver and has steadily put up good numbers, especially in the playoffs this past year during the Ravens' Super Bowl run.
When the Ravens asked Boldin to take a pay cut for the 2013 season so they could get under the cap, Boldin refused making many believe that he would be released. However, a trade makes more sense for the Ravens as they won't lose Boldin and get nothing in return.
The 49ers will have a talented and big-bodied guy to add to an already productive group of receivers and quarterback Colin Kaepernick will have another target to help move the ball down the field. Due to the fact that the Niners had 14 picks heading into the 2013 draft, giving up one sixth-round pick is a very small price to pay.
According to Pro Football Talk, the Minnesota Vikings offered a seventh-round pick to the Ravens for Boldin as well.