What’s the next destination for former Ravens wide receiver Anquan Boldin?
Boldin has been on mission trip to Haiti this month, doing some of the charity work that earned him the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award. But at age 35, Boldin has no plans to retire, and should have several teams interested when he returns.
Three seasons have passed since Boldin helped the Ravens win a Super Bowl. But even last year, playing with struggling quarterbacks Colin Kaepernick and Blaine Gabbert with the 49ers, Boldin showed he wasn’t done by catching 69 passes for 789 yards and four touchdowns.
Teams that could be interested in Boldin include:
Despite drafting receivers Tyler Boyd (second round) and Cody Core (sixth round), the Bengals could use veteran receiver to complement A. J. Green. The Bengals lost wide receivers Mohamed Sanu (Falcons) and Marvin Jones (Lions) during free agency.
Having a possession receiver like Boldin would be a nice addition for quarterback Alex Smith.
With Victor Cruz recovering from knee surgery, they need a receiver then can count on to take pressure off Odell Beckham Jr.
They drafted Laquon Treadwell and have Stefon Diggs, but an experienced receiver like Boldin could serve as a mentor for both, while providing quarterback Teddy Bridgewater with another target,
Boldin has no plans to retire, and can afford to take his time before signing. It’s hard to say where Boldin will end up. But it’s safe to say he’s not going away just yet.
On Wednesday, February 14, a horrific school shooting claimed the lives of 17 innocent people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.
The tragic event impacted people far and wide, and hit especially close to home for Ravens running back Alex Collins.
The former Arkansas star was born in Plantation, Fla., a suburb of Fort Lauderdale and went to high school just 15 miles south of Douglas High School.
In the offseason, Collins took Irish dancing lessons to improve his footwork, and following the act of terror, the Ravens' tailback learned that one of his dance partners had been killed in the mass shooting.
17-year-old Cara Loughran attended The Drake school of Irish Dance with Collins in addition to two other Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students and was fatally shot by the gunman on Wednesday afternoon.
Collins took to his Twitter account to issue this heartfelt message.
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“The school shooting yesterday hit home,” Collins wrote.
“We received confirmation a few hours ago we lost one of the girls, Cara Loughran. Two other girls saw and experienced unspeakable tragedy. My heart goes out to these girls, all their families and their teacher Chrissy.”
BALTIMORE -- The Baltimore Ravens and Chicago Bears will launch the NFL's 99th season by playing in the annual Hall of Fame game on Aug. 2.
The Ravens' first appearance in the Hall of Fame game, which launches the league's 2018 Enshrinement Week. Former Baltimore linebacker Ray Lewis is among the inductees, along with former Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher.
Lewis, who played 17 seasons with the Ravens, and Urlacher, who played all of his 13 seasons with Chicago, both were elected on the first ballot.
Lewis joins Jonathan Ogden as the only Ravens in the Hall of Fame. Both were selected by Baltimore in the first round of the 1996 draft.
The other members of the Class of 2018 include Bobby Beathard, Robert Brazile, Brian Dawkins, Jerry Kramer, Randy Moss and Terrell Owens. All will be inducted on Saturday, Aug. 4.
This will be the record-tying fifth time that the Bears will play in the Hall of Fame game. They won the previous four, most recently 27-24 over Miami in 2005.
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