Two weeks after signing with the Buffalo Bills in a move that was used to show that the Bills are not tanking this season and are going to be competitive, wide receiver Anquan Boldin has left the team and is retiring, according to ESPN’s Jim Trotter. The Bills will now have to fill the vacancy of Boldin’s departure, shortly after the team traded Sammy Watkins to the Los Angeles Rams.
They did trade for Jordan Matthews on the same day they traded away Watkins.
Statement from Anquan Boldin on his decision to retire: pic.twitter.com/z19jekK33R— Jim Trotter (@JimTrotter_NFL) August 21, 2017
Boldin caught one pass for five yards during the Bills’ Preseason Week 2 game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
In 14 seasons in the league, Boldin caught 1,076 passes for 13,779 yards with 82 touchdowns. He was selected for the Pro Bowl in 2003, 2006, and 2008. He had said a part of his joining the Bills was to win a championship - of course, the Bills have not made the playoffs in the last seventeen years.
For more on the sudden retirement by Boldin, check out Buffalo Rumblings.