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Buffalo Bills general manager Brandon Beane discusses possible Anquan Boldin trade

Could the Bills deal Boldin? Unlikely says the GM.

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Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade.

On Friday, Buffalo Bills general manager Brandon Beane spoke to the media. During that session, he was asked about the possibility of trading wide receiver Anquan Boldin, who has been on the Reserve/Retired list since August. Last week, Boldin asked the Bills for permission to seek a trade, a request Buffalo granted.

Buffalo would have to find the right suitor for both Boldin and the Bills for this to work. Beane touched on this a little with the media during his conference call.

Here’s the full transcript:

Q: The news came out... about Anquan Boldin and the permission for him to seek a trade. Was there any interest on his part in returning to Buffalo and was there any interest in your part in him returning?
A: We really didn’t go there, it was more expressed that if there was a suitor closer to home, which is Florida – that’s the way it was explained to us and I have not personally spoken to Anquan about it. His representatives reached out. So if we can find something that’s a win-win, we will do it but other than that, no, I don’t expect anything to happen.

Q: You said you wouldn’t expect much in terms of a trade coming in by the deadline on Tuesday. If there is no trade offer, would you release him on Tuesday?

A: No, I have no plans to release him.

Q: Is there any possibility you would have him return to the Bills? Is that even an option?

A: We haven’t discussed it, but never say never on anything.

With head coach Sean McDermott saying he is focused on the 63 guys on the team’s roster and practice squad, it sure sounds like we won’t hear any more on this anytime soon.