Boldin wants to play, needs Bills trade

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Anquan Boldin apparently is not done playing football. 

Adam Schefter tweeted a letter from Bills GM Brandon Beane to Boldin’s agent, Tom Condon, giving Condon permission to seek a trade for Boldin. 

Even though Boldin is not playing, the Bills still hold his rights and he can’t play anywhere else unless Buffalo trades him or releases him first. 

The letter from Beane states that Boldin’s team has until 1pm, October 31st to find a trade for him. Halloween is also the league trading deadline.  

Boldin said he wanted to retire in August, less than two weeks after signing with the Bills. At the time, Boldin said he instead hoped to pursue more social issues. “My life’s purpose is bigger than football,” he said in a statement. 

There were multiple media interviews that followed the statement where Boldin backed up his claim of a higher priority for his life. 

Boldin’s desire to play in Buffalo was always in question. It was thought he wanted to sign somewhere near his home in Florida to be closer with family. 

There is no report of any specific team that is interested in Boldin.

It’s unlikely any trade would net the Bills something of significance. Boldin has plenty of leverage after proving the last two months he won’t play for Buffalo. Other teams in the league may decide to wait the Bills out and hope they decide to release him outright. 

Boldin is still capable, but he turned 37 earlier this month and is hardly a game changer. 

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