The Baltimore Ravens traded wide receiver Anquan Boldin to the San Francisco 49ers on Monday for a sixth-round draft pick after he failed to agree to take a cut pay.
The loss of the veteran wide receiver now means the defending Super Bowl champions will likely turn to either Tandon Doss or Jacoby Jones to replace him. Jones is expected to stay in 2013 even though he is a due a $1 million roster bonus this month.
The $6 million in salary cap space that the Ravens saved by trading Boldin will likely go towards them trying to retain unrestricted free agents linebackers Dannell Ellerbe and Paul Kruger. Keeping both, however, will still be tough as Kruger has already been linked to several teams looking to acquire his services once the free agency signing period begins Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. EST.
During his three years in Baltimore, Boldin had 36 catches for 508 yards and 3 touchdowns in the six regular season games that he played against the Pittsburgh Steelers. In the one playoff game that he played in against the Steelers he had 1 catch for -2 yards.
Boldin now goes from one Harbaugh brother to another and he will most likely finish his career in San Francisco.