Boldin Says His Contract Will be Left to His Agent

From: AP

A toned-down Anquan Boldin says he will let his new agent deal with his long-simmering contract dispute with the Cardinals.

After the defending NFC champions went through a conditioning test in training camp on Thursday, the three-time Pro Bowl receiver said he will keep his feelings about the contract to himself.

Asked Thursday if he thought the team is being straight with him, Boldin brushed the question aside.

“That’s irrelevant,” he said. “How I feel isn’t going to change a thing.”

That’s a stark contrast to almost exactly a year ago when he lashed out at the team’s management, accusing the Cardinals of lying to him, seeking a trade and vowing never to re-sign with Arizona.

During the offseason, Boldin switched agents from Drew Rosenhaus to Tom Condon.

Condon represents Matt Leinart and has a strong relationship with the Cardinals, who have insisted they want to re-sign Boldin to a long-term deal but had other financial matters ahead of him.

“Business, that’s all,” Boldin said of the agent switch. “I still have a great relationship with Drew. My younger brother, a couple of guys I mentor, they’re still with Drew, so there’s still a great relationship between me and him. I still think he’s one of the hardest working dudes in the business but that was just a business decision.”

Boldin said the contract issues and the related controversy and speculation were a burden on him throughout last season and he doesn’t want that to happen again.

“It’s out of my hands,” he said. “I mean, whatever happens. I said I’m here at the beginning of camp ready to play football.”

He said his goal is to “enjoy life.”


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