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Bills Links, 8/22: Additional details on Anquan Boldin’s retirement

Boldin spoke on Monday providing context for his shocking decision.

While it may be easy for critics to assume that Anquan Boldin retired “because it is Buffalo”, the future Hall of Famer spoke on Monday to provide additional details on his decision. As things settle down from his shocking announcement, the Bills had a day off from practice leading up to Saturday night’s third preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens.

In addition to the news on Boldin, there are additional articles highlighting Jordan Poyer, Charles Clay, Dion Dawkins, and Zay Jones in today’s Bills Links.

Additional Anquan Boldin News

Anquan Boldin says he retired because of Charlottesville, not Buffalo Bills |
Boldin thinks his purpose is bigger than football. He's right.

Vic Carucci's 3 thoughts on Anquan Boldin's 'punch to the gut' decision - The Buffalo News
Here are Vic's three thoughts on Anquan Boldins sudden decision to retire after his blink-of-an-eye stay with the Buffalo Bills.

Anquan Boldin expects Buffalo Bills to be disappointed but understanding of retirement call
Former NFL receiver Anquan Boldin says the Bills "wished me nothing but the best" following his decision to retire less than two weeks after signing in Buffalo.

Anquan Boldin opens up, says 'there's something bigger than football at this point' - The Buffalo News
Anquan Boldin did not wake up Sunday morning and decide to retire.

8 thoughts on WR Anquan Boldin retiring from Buffalo Bills |
Boldin walked away from the Bills 13 days after he signed.

7 options for Buffalo Bills to replace Anquan Boldin at wide receiver |
Following Anquan Boldin's retirement, here are 7 options the Bills could explore from Ryan Talbot.

5 free agent WRs the Bills could consider following Anquan Boldin retirement | Bills Wire
With the recent retirement of Anquan Boldin, the Bills find themselves in need of a veteran wide receiver. There are a few still available.

Bills News and Notes

Joe B: Buffalo Bills 53-man roster projection (8/21/17) - Buffalo, NY
The Buffalo Bills are through two weeks of the preseason, so what might their final roster look like once the preseason has concluded?

Jordan Poyer's 'quiet' summer a good sign for the Bills - The Buffalo News
The old cliche that a football player is doing his job when he’s not noticed is usually reserved for offensive linemen.

Bills Today: Poyer having a productive camp -
Bills safety Jordan Poyer got a big time compliment from head coach Sean McDermott for his style of play and progress since he stepped into Buffalo's secondary.

Bills' Clay wants to contribute more | WGR 550 SportsRadio
All Bills fans would certainly agree with this sentiment.

Zay Jones set to shine in Bills offense despite wide receiver losses | Bills Wire
Buffalo Bills rookie wide receiver Zay Jones is already looking like an NFL star in the making through the team's first two preseason games.

Bills by the numbers: 25 standout stats at midway point of preseason | Bills Wire
The slow start by the Buffalo Bills is not too surprising based on their statistics from the first two preseason games.

Dawkins gets more work at left tackle -
Rookie Dion Dawkins saw a bit of work at left tackle on Friday. That workload was expanded on Sunday as Cordy Glenn remains sidelined.

'You will forever be the man I look up to': Jim Kelly announces death of his father, Joe - The Buffalo News
Joe Kelly, the father of Hall of Fame Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly, died Monday.

Pegulas buy stake in AdPro Sports - The Buffalo News
Terry and Kim Pegula announced Monday they have bought a majority interest in AdPro Sports, which makes custom-branded merchandise for sports teams and corporations.