Multiple sources throughout Tuesday confirmed the Detroit Lions would be signing Anquan Boldin to the team. However, the move did not appear on Tuesday’s official NFL transaction list, meaning the contract was not signed before the end of the official working day and the move was not yet official.
However, Boldin took to Twitter on Tuesday night to make the move official as possible:
First & foremost I want to first thank the @49ers organization and our fans for all of their support over my three seasons in San Francisco.— Anquan Boldin (@AnquanBoldin) July 26, 2016
My family & I appreciate all the support you have given us and how you welcomed us to the community with open arms. We’ll miss the Bay Area.— Anquan Boldin (@AnquanBoldin) July 26, 2016
This coming season, I am excited to announce that I have chosen to play for the @Lions and reunite with Coach Caldwell for another run.— Anquan Boldin (@AnquanBoldin) July 26, 2016
The @Lions are a great young team that I hope I can help lead back to the playoffs with a goal of a championship for my new fans in Detroit.— Anquan Boldin (@AnquanBoldin) July 26, 2016
Welcome to Detroit, Anquan. We hope you stay awhile.