Report: Vikings offered seventh-round pick for veteran Anquan Boldin
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On the day the Minnesota Vikings traded away their top receiver, they apparently considered acquiring another one.
ProFootballTalk.com reported the Vikings offered a seventh-round pick to the Baltimore Ravens for veteran Anquan Boldin before the San Francisco 49ers acquired him for a sixth-rounder.
Boldin, 32, hasn't had a 1,000-yard receiving season since 2009 and reportedly was on the verge of being released after he turned down a pay cut. But he played well during Baltimore's Super Bowl run.
He's due $6 million in base salary in 2013 -- a hefty price, though one the Vikings apparently were willing to consider paying as they try to rebuild receiver corps that just lost Percy Harvin.