If Anquan Boldin is released by the Baltimore Ravens -- and recent reports are indicating that could become a reality soon -- you can bet at least one person in Baltimore is going miss him: quarterback Joe Flacco.
Flacco, fresh off signing an NFL record six-year, $120.6-million deal on March 3, weighed in on the Boldin situation on Saturday.
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"That's what he has the right to do," Flacco told Fox Sports Arizona's Craig Morgan when asked about Boldin's refusal to take a pay cut.
"He's worth all the money. That's what he should do," Flacco said.
The Ravens don't seem to agree with Flacco on the 'worth all the money part.' The team reportedly gave Boldin an ultimatum, telling him to take a pay cut or expect a pink slip. Boldin carries a cap hit of $7.531 million in 2013, with $6 million of that coming from his base salary.
If Baltimore decides to let Boldin go, Flacco knows that could make his life more difficult going forward, "It will definitely impact me," Flacco said. "He makes my job easier. At the same time, I want what's best for him."
Boldin caught 65 passes for 921 yards during the 2012 regular season, leading the Ravens in both categories. The 10-year veteran also played an instrumental part in Flacco's historical postseason. Boldin was on the receiving end of 380 of Flacco's 1,140 playoff passing yards (33.3 percent) and four of Flacco's 11 touchdown passes (36.3 percent).
Boldin's future might be up in the air, but Flacco's isn't. With a record-setting contract now under his belt, Flacco said he plans to make at least one big purchase, "I'm probably going to buy a house in Baltimore. I only rent down there now," Flacco said.
Flacco spoke to Morgan on Saturday from Tempe, Ariz., where he spent the day participating in Kurt Warner's Ultimate Football Experience.
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