Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Who Will Make A Bold Statement With Anquan?

Cardinals wide receiver Anquan Boldin could have a new home on draft day, as many teams are lining up to be his suitor. (Photo courtesy of USA Today)

With the NFL draft fast approaching, (it's this Saturday and Sunday) many teams are reaching out to one another regarding potential trade offers, with some having already been completed. For instance, the Bears picked up Jay Cutler last month, and the Giants have been in pursuit of Browns wide receiver Braylon Edwards. The Edwards move is particularly relevant because if the Giants cannot get the Michigan product, they have also been rumored to target a certain disgruntled person in Arizona that apparently could be heading to the city where the old Browns headed for thirteen years ago instead.

A report in the Baltimore Sun indicated that the Ravens are interested in Cardinals receiver Anquan Boldin, but only if Arizona will take a player on top of either a first or second-round draft pick. The Cardinals have reportedly asked for No. 1 and No. 3 picks in exchange for the 28-year-old Pro Bowler, and Baltimore has clearly stated they will not pull the trigger on a trade involving multiple draft picks, since the Ravens only have six selections this weekend. Baltimore's salary cap is also a concern, and the team is interested in using its remaining cap room to extend Terrell Suggs' contract.

Other than the Giants, other teams interested in Boldin include the Jets and Eagles, and Philly may be willing to trade its other first-round pick to do it. The Eagles already traded the pick they got from Carolina on draft day last year when the Panthers selected offensive tackle Jeff Otah to the Bills to get fellow tackle Jason Peters.

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