The 49ers have acquired wide receiver Anquan Boldin from the Baltimore Ravens for a sixth round pick in the upcoming NFL Draft, according to the Baltimore Sun.
He is currently in Africa on a mission, and will need to pass a physical when he gets back to officially complete the trade.
Boldin, a 10-year veteran and three-time Pro Bowler, had 65 receptions for 921 yards last season.
However, despite winning the Super Bowl with the Ravens, Boldin refused to take a pay cut and Baltimore shipped him and his $6 million salary to San Francisco.
Boldin entered the league in 2003 as the 54th overall pick by the Cardinals, but quickly showed that he deserved to be drafted much higher. He set a record for rookies with 101 catches for 1,377 yards, and was the named the Offensive Rookie of the Year.
His success continued over the years, and in 2009, Boldin became the fifth-fastest NFL player ever to gain 7,000 receiving yards.
In 2010, after back-to-back 1,000-plus yard seasons, Boldin was traded to the Ravens for a couple draft picks. He wasn’t as effective in Baltimore, but still played a major role in their offense and was able to consistently get into the end zone.
Boldin should be fairly comfortable with the trade, considering that Jim Harbaugh, brother of Ravens’ coach John Harbaugh, is on the sidelines for the 49ers.
San Francisco didn’t have to give up much to get him, which has many people scratching their heads. The 49ers had 15 picks in the draft entering the day, so this hardly affects them at all.