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Cardinals' Anquan Boldin Sacks Agent Drew Rosenhaus

TAMPA, FL - FEBRUARY 01:  Wide receiver Anquan Boldin #81 of the Arizona Cardinals runs for yards after the catch on a 45-yard reception in the second quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers during Super Bowl XLIII on February 1, 2009 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Brent FarleyContributor IJune 1, 2009

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Anquan Boldin has been vocal in his desire to be traded.  The Cardinals, however, seemed a little less willing to voice their opinion, much as they did last year with Edgerrin James.  At least Boldin didn't sit the bench most of last year.

It appears that Boldin will remain on the team for another year, and he's cleaning house so that if he stays, it will at least be a tolerable year.

Boldin fired his agent, Drew Rosenhaus by sending a letter to the Players Association advising of this development.  After the mandatory five-day waiting period, Boldin can search for a new agent.

But why fire his agent?

Rosenhaus represents some heavy hitters in sports, but the answer is clear if you know anything about him.

If I was a player, Rosenhaus is the one I would want to represent me.  If I was the front office, I would not want to have to deal with him at all.  He is good and has found a way to manage some tough clients.  But being good does not mean he has followed the rules at all times.

Although never found to have broken the rules, Rosenhaus is suspected of contacting players who are represented by other agents and by using players to recruit other players for his company—both against league rules.

If Boldin kept Rosenhaus, it would have kept the strain on the relationship between Boldin and the Cardinals' front office.  By removing his former agent, it has shown the front office that Boldin is calling off the dogs and willing to work through their issues on a professional level.

As a player, and personally speaking, I believe Boldin is needed.  He has the hands that Fitzgerald has and causes a double threat to the defense.  With Rosenhaus out of the picture, hopefully the Cardinals and Boldin can work through their differences, Boldin can receive the paycheck he deserves, and we can visit Florida once again at the end of the year!

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