Anquan Boldin: I'll retire if released

  • ESPN.com news services | February 11, 2013

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Anquan Boldin said he will retire if he is released by the team in a salary-cap move.

"I won't play in another uniform," Boldin said in an interview Friday on NBC Sports Radio. "We have a saying, once a Raven, always a Raven, and I'll always be a Raven."

Boldin, 32, has one year left on his four-year, $25 million deal, and is due $6 million next season. But money could be tight as six starters will become unrestricted free agents, including quarterback Joe Flacco, linebackers Dannell Ellerbe and Paul Kruger, and safety Ed Reed.

"I think you go out and let your play speak for itself," Boldin told NBC Sports Radio. "You deal with that if you have to, but, I think for me -- I know for me -- Baltimore is the only place I want to play."

Boldin caught 65 passes for 921 yards and four touchdowns in 15 games this season, his third with Baltimore. Boldin caught six passes for 104 yards and a touchdown in the Ravens' 34-31 Super Bowl win against the San Francisco 49ers.

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