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Bills Links, 8/21: Anquan Boldin done in Buffalo

Boldin’s early retirement caps a crazy 10 days for Buffalo

In a surprising announcement on Sunday night, Anquan Boldin informed the Buffalo Bills that he is retiring from football. It was a short stint in Buffalo and now general manager Brandon Beane is left with another hole at the receiver position.

The Boldin news dominates today’s links, but there are some additional Bills-related items on Cordy Glenn, Ryan Davis, and others as well.

Anquan Boldin Retires

Anquan Boldin informs Bills he's retiring - The Buffalo News
The Anquan Boldin Era in Buffalo turned out to be extremely short lived.

Veteran WR Anquan Boldin retires after 14 seasons -
Anquan Boldin's stay with the Buffalo Bills lasted less than a fortnight. The receiver signed on August 7. After 13 days, he left the club and informed the team he's retiring, per the team.

Buffalo sports Twitter reacts to Boldin's sudden retirement - The Buffalo News
After the Bills traded top receiver Sammy Watkins and suffered two preseason losses, Buffalo football fans were looking for any reason for optimism.

Stunner: Anquan Boldin tells Buffalo Bills that he's retiring - Buffalo, NY
The Buffalo Bills were likely stunned to learn that Anquan Boldin intends on retiring from the National Football League. 7ABC's Joe Buscaglia breaks down where the Bills go from here.

Buffalo Bills GM Brandon Beane releases statement on Anquan Boldin's retirement |
Beane released a statement on Boldin's retirement on Sunday night.

Anquan Boldin likely retired to avoid sinking Buffalo Bills ship - Buffalo Bills Blog- ESPN Anquan Boldin decided to retire to devote more time to fighting human rights, but the unsettled situation with the Bills likely helped that decision.

Anquan Boldin releases statement on retiring from NFL: ‘My life’s purpose is bigger than football’ | Bills Wire
Anquan Boldin retired from the NFL after signing with the Buffalo Bills. He released a statement saying 'his purpose is greater than football.

Anquan Boldin's Friday interview gave no hint of his immediate plans - The Buffalo News
Anquan Boldins preseason debut with the Buffalo Bills was rather forgettable.

Other Bills News

Bills Today: Davis thrives in Bills debut -
DE Ryan Davis missed the first game with a concussion, but came back last Thursday night to turn in a solid performance in his Bills debut.

Bills sign TE Anderson, S McDonald -
The Bills made a pair of young additions to the roster on Sunday.

Bills return to 4-3 already living up to expectations of dominance | Bills Wire
The Buffalo Bills returned to a 4-3 defense and through 2 preseason games it looks like they have the potential to be a dominant force

Bills 'cautiously optimistic' for Glenn's return | WGR 550 SportsRadio
The Bills got back to work Sunday at their new practice facility outside the ADPRO Sports Training Center in Orchard Park, and when they did, both wide receiver Jordan Matthews and offensive tackle Cordy Glenn were there with them in different capacities.

In wake of Cameron Jefferson's silent anthem protest, Bills coach Sean McDermott says 'the key word here is respect' - The Buffalo News
Cameron Jefferson knew the time was right to do something.