NFL Rumor: Anquan Boldin Being Shopped Again This Offseason

Jason DiCarloContributor IFebruary 25, 2010

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 03:  Wide receiver Anquan Boldin #81 of the Arizona Cardinals runs with the ball during the NFL game against the Green Bay Packers at the Universtity of Phoenix Stadium on January 3, 2010 in Glendale, Arizona. The Packers defeated the Cardinals 33-7.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Last off-season, the Cardinals passed on a package to trade Boldin, sources say they were never really close to trading him.

Now the Cardinals are shopping Boldin again and will take less in a trade, just one year later. Boldin is an unrestricted free agent next off-season and has publicly said he wants to leave Arizona for the past two seasons.

After a season of injuries and one year left on his deal, Boldin's trade stock has dropped. Last off-season, the Cardinals wanted a first and a third round pick for Boldin. Now, sources say, they want a second but teams may be able to get him for a third and some change.

The Cardinals don't have a need for Boldin now that Steve Breaston has emerged as a reliable starter. Boldin is seeking Larry Fitzgerald money, four-year $40 million.

Boldin, 29, has struggled to stay healthy his whole career. The Baltimore Ravens and the Miami Dolphins are the top teams rumored to be interested in acquiring Boldin.