Price for Anquan Boldin Reportedly Goes Down

ollie oleCorrespondent IApril 24, 2009

TAMPA, FL - FEBRUARY 01:  Wide receiver Anquan Boldin #81 of the Arizona Cardinals makes a reception against Bryant McFadden #20 of the Pittsburgh Steelers during Super Bowl XLIII on February 1, 2009 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

ESPN News passed on a report from Sal Paolantonio that the Arizona Cardinals have lowered their asking price for Anquan Boldin.

According to Sal Pal, the Cardinals are now seeking just a second-round draft pick and an additional player. One team is reportedly "all over" Boldin now. The Eagles and Giants may have entered the race along with the Ravens, Jets, and Titans now that a first-rounder isn't required.
If this is true, then the Browns need to jump on the phone and offer the No. 50 pick and Shaun Smith. Two thing will happen here:
1. Drive up the price for Braylon Edwards.
2. Give the Browns the best wide receiver tandem in the NFL.
The Browns do have two second-rounders and surplus of second-rate defensive linemen that the Cardinals might want, or even Corey Williams if push comes to shove.
This opens the possibility for the Browns to take Andre Smith at No. 5 and play a more ball-control offense whether Edwards is traded or not.