GLENDALE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 13: Wide receiver Anquan Boldin #81 of the Arizona Cardinals during the football against the San Francisco 49ers during the NFL game at the Universtity of Phoenix Stadium on September 13, 2009 in Glendale, Arizona. The 49ers defeated the Cardinals 20-16. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Former Super Bowl champ retires less than a month after announcing NFL return


Less than a month after deciding to extend his NFL career, Anquan Boldin has informed the Buffalo Bills that he plans on retiring, according to ESPN's Jim Trotter.

Trotter shared an official statement released by Boldin on Sunday night.

Boldin signed with Buffalo on August 7 and planned on playing in his 15th NFL season.

Boldin reportedly reached a one-year deal worth $4 million with Buffalo last week but backed out before deciding to join the team officially, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.


Boldin, a three-time Pro Bowler, finishes his career with 1,076 receptions, 13,779 yards and 82 touchdowns. During his 15 NFL seasons he has played for four other NFL teams, most notably the Arizona Cardinals and Baltimore Ravens, recording 104 yards and a touchdown during a 34-31 victory in Super Bowl XLVII.