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With Boldin on board, Baltimore bails on Walter

There was a belief in some circles that, one the new league year began, the Ravens would try to trade for Cardinals receiver Anquan Boldin and sign Texans free agent wideout Kevin Walter.

We’re told that the Ravens were working on deals with both players, with the intent of signing one. At times on Friday, however, there was a concern they’d emerge with neither.

And now that Anquan Boldin has been acquired via trade and signed to a four-year, $28 million deal (the guaranteed money is believed to be in the neighborhood of $10 million, but we’re not firm on that), the Ravens are not trying to sign Walter.

The thinking is that Walter will re-sign with the Texans, for a contract comparable to the one that receiver Nate Burleson signed with the Lions. If Walter waits too long, however, the Burleson money might not be there.