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Anquan Boldin Rejects Baltimore Ravens Ultimatum

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Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Anquan Boldin reportedly rejected Baltimore's ultimatum that he'll be released if he doesn't take a paycut into his $6 million salary for 2013.

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Alex Marvez with FoxSports.com reported early Saturday morning that the Baltimore Ravens gave wide receiver Anquan Boldin an ultimatum that if he doesn't accept a pay cut, the Ravens will release him. Marvez writes:

A source told FOXSports.com that the Ravens want wide receiver Anquan Boldin to renegotiate the $6 million base salary he is set to earn in 2013. Otherwise, Boldin will be released before Tuesday’s start of the free-agent signing period.

Boldin, who led the team with 104 yards receiving during Baltimore's 34-31 win in Super Bowl XLVII, has reportedly shrugged his shoulders at Baltimore's threat, according to Jarrett Bell with the USA Today.

Boldin has rejected a Ravens proposal to reduce his salary, and is preparing to become an unrestricted free agent if released, according to a person person with knowledge of the negotiations.

Boldin's cap number is reportedly $7.531 million, which is apparently concerning enough regarding other free agents, such as linebacker Dannell Ellerbe.