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Anquan Boldin undecided about retirement, possibly open to return to Lions

Anquan Boldin still hasn’t decided whether he’ll return to football in 2017.

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While free agency looms, the Detroit Lions are waiting to see if Anquan Boldin will be one of the free agents they could potentially re-sign. The 36-year-old wide receiver is contemplating retirement after 14 seasons in the NFL. Detroit media caught up with Boldin in Houston for the Super Bowl to see if he was any closer to a decision. He is not:

If he is interested in playing in 2017, it would make sense for the Lions to try and bring him back. Aside from a veteran presence in the locker room, Boldin provided the team with a legitimate red zone threat. In 2016 alone, Boldin led the team with eight receiving touchdowns, and was second on the team in first downs earned. While there has been a lot of buzz around youngster Jace Billingsley lately, Boldin is a sure thing and will come at a fairly small price. The Lions were able to sign Boldin to a one-year, $2.75 million deal last year.

Boldin is in Houston with Glover Quin this week discussing race relations in America and even released a video about their message:

Quin also mentioned an effort to talk to President Donald Trump about race relations in the near future. Last year, Boldin, Quin and a couple other NFL players traveled to Washington D.C. to speak with a few congressmen on police brutality and race relations.