- Michael Rothstein of ESPN calls the signing of Boldin a "positive step toward trying to fill [Calvin] Johnson's production." But warns fans to temper their expectations for the 35-year-old.
- Pro Football Focus believes the Lions will predominantly use Boldin in the slot. Boldin was situated in that position for 56 percent of his snaps in San Francisco.
- Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press likes the signing but warns the Lions not to smother TJ Jones' potential for an aging receiver.
- SideLion Report's Jeff Risdon reminds readers not to overlook Boldin's value as a leader in the locker room.
- Ian Rapoport reported two other teams were interested in Boldin: The Philadelphia Eagles (who confirmed this Wednesday) and the New Orleans Saints. Boldin claims to have wanted to sign with a contender. Let that sink in for a moment.
- Michael Fabiano of NFL Network thinks Boldin may infringe on some of Eric Ebron's territory:
Anquan Boldin to Detroit. Matthew Stafford wins. I'm thinking this hurts Eric Ebron more than Tate orJones.— Michael Fabiano (@Michael_Fabiano) July 26, 2016
I'm going to be just fine https://t.co/ULIVvyS2jH— Eric Ebron (@Ebron85) July 26, 2016
- PFF reminds us that Boldin has still been quite productive, even at his age:
Lions notes: What everyone is saying about the Anquan Boldin signing
A look around the NFL media to see what they think of the Lions' move to grab the veteran receiver.
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