SAN FRANCISCO, CA - DECEMBER 23: Wide receiver Anquan Boldin #81 of the San Francisco 49ers celebrates against the Atlanta Falcons during a game at Candlestick Park on December 23, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Is Anquan Boldin the next Megatron? Former 49ers WR to sign new one-year deal


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One team thinks that Anquan Boldin has what it takes to be the next Calvin Johnson. Or at the very least, fill the void of Johnson. On Tuesday afternoon, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that the former San Francisco 49ers wide receiver has signed a new one-year deal with the Detroit Lions. The signing just comes roughly six months after longtime Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson announced his retirement from the NFL.

"Detroit brought Boldin in for a workout last month but did not sign him at the time." ESPN's Matthew Rothstein writes. "After working out some younger receivers Monday, the Lions decided to make a move with the veteran."

Boldin, who was drafted as the 54th overall pick in the 2003 NFL Draft by the Arizona Cardinals, had just 69 catches for 789 yards last season in San Francisco.