Anquan Boldin's somewhat surprise of signing with the Detroit Lions certainly changes the outlook for the Lions' receiver corps going into training camp on Friday. Details have begun to emerge on Boldin's new deal now it has been properly inked. As expected, Boldin will receive a one-year contract from the Detroit Lions to the tune of $2.75 million plus incentives. He's already received $750,000 as part of a signing bonus, per Ian Rapoport:
The #Lions signed WR Anquan Boldin to a 1-year, $2.75M contract, plus incentives. He received a $750k signing bonus, source said— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 28, 2016
It's certainly a large contract for a receiver who will be 36 years old in October, but Anquan Boldin has aged without missing much of a step. Although no one should expect a 1,000 yard-plus season out of him in 2016, it would be more of a factor of sharing targets with Marvin Jones and Golden Tate than it would be a marker of any kind of decline in production.
Nevertheless, at this point in the offseason, money's not that big of a concern for the Lions front office and Boldin's looking to be paid well for his services. It should also put to bed any speculation that Boldin might be a camp body or potentially cut before the season begins; with this sort of investment, he's here for 2016.