It’s been two days since the Buffalo Bills hosted free agent wide receiver Anquan Boldin at One Bills Drive. Boldin’s name has been quiet all offseason, including in the intervening two days.
Chris Brown of BuffaloBills.com reported on Wednesday that Boldin’s visit ended on Monday when the veteran left town to discuss the situation with his family. Brown emphasized that the door was not closed for a signing.
Despite missing offseason workouts and opportunities to learn the playbook, the former quarterback says he understands defenses and has stayed in shape.
“I’ve been talking to teams the entire offseason,” said Boldin, who will turn 37 in October. “They understand the way that I train, and the fact that I train at XPE, any team that I go to knows that when I come [into camp] I’m in top shape, and they don’t have to worry it.”
Working against the Bills are two things; location and pedigree. Boldin’s family is in Florida and he has expressed a desire to be closer to them. He also told The Florida Sun-Sentiel that he wanted to play for an established winner.
“I’m going into year 15 so the only thing on my mind is winning. I’ve earned enough money to take care of me, my family, and my kid’s kids,” said Boldin last week. “I’ve won a championship [with the Ravens]. I know how that feels so I want to a taste of it again. I want to line up with a team that’s in position to win right now.”