By: Lisa Redmond (@LisaARedmond)
John Harbaugh would like to be reunited with one of his star players from Super Bowl XLVII.
During a presser at the NFL owners meeting in Arizona, coach Harbaugh mentioned that he would love to have former Ravens wide reciever Anquan Boldin back on the team. The two requirements to make this happen: Boldin having an interest and GM Ozzie Newsome making it work.
"I know he loved it in Baltimore, and I loved him in Baltimore," Harbaugh said. "Didn't want him to have to leave when it happened. That's just the way it all worked out. But I'd be for it."
Boldin is currently an unrestricted free agent after signing only a one-year deal with the Detroit Lions this past year. The 36-year-old played with the Ravens for three seasons and was a staple in them bringing the Lombardy Trophy back to Baltimore during the 2012-2013 season. He was ultimately traded to John's brother, Jim, and the 49ers because he did not want to take a pay cut.
Even though he is 36-years-old, Harbaugh feels he could still be a contending player.
"I will say this: I do believe he can still play at the highest level. I think his ability and skills are such that he's not going to drop off the edge just because of how he plays."
With Steve Smtih Sr. retiring this past season, they are looking to add one more veteran receiver to the likes of Mike Wallace and Breshad Perriman.
"I've got to be careful in how I answer that because, of course, we are. Of course, I am. I'm thinking about it every day. Just like I'm thinking about [several other open spots on the roster]," Harbaugh said.
The team has several options when it comes to finding another wide receiver. There is, of course, the draft which will bring top prospects, a trade with another team or signing who've been cut.
If a reunion with Boldin were to happen, it most likely wouldn't take place until after May 9. Boldin is an unrestricted free agent, but signing with the Ravens means they would lose a compensatory pick during the next draft and both coach Harbaugh and Ravens president Dick Cass have acknowledged that.
When it comes to having chemistry with your QB, that shouldn't be a problem for Boldin and Flacco. While he was with the Ravens, Boldin had 186 receptions, 2,645 total yards, and 14 touchdowns.
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