Well, I said yesterday that I expected the San Francisco 49ers to make a big move, but that I didn't necessarily know what kind of move it would be. Normally, trading a sixth-round pick for a player doesn't necessarily equate to being a big move, but given that Anquan Boldin has been so good for so long, I'm willing to call it a pretty bit splash.
In other words, that's extremely good value for someone like Boldin. He's at the tail-end of his career, but he's still a near-1,000-yard receiver, and that's big. I'd be shocked if he didn't produce in 2013, which is great because I haven't been a fan of many of San Francisco's wide receiver moves over the past couple seasons.
Let's jump right into your links for the day. I'll have more on Boldin and the Percy Harvin trade in a couple hours. Enjoy, folks.
Harbaugh to Harbaugh: 49ers trade for WR Anquan Boldin (Barrows)
San Francisco 49ers re-sign DT Ian Williams (Brady)
Well what do you know, the 49ers just traded for Anquan Boldin (BA Sports Guy)
Report: Ed Reed hires agent, could precede move to sign with 49ers (SI)
49ers' wish list starts with secondary (Branch)
Anquan Boldin is a steal for the 49ers (Kawakami)
Boldin adds threat, but not of the 'deep' variety (Ratto)
Hands twins: Thoughts on Boldin, Crabtree and the 49ers 2013 offense (Barrows)
Williams on standby for starting job (Maiocco)
Percy Harvin vs. Anquan Boldin: Bigger trade acquisition? (NFL)
CB Brown chimes in on Boldin trade: 'It is special' (Inman)
Boldin's arrival could mean end for Goldson (Maiocco)
Ravens players lament the departure of Anquan Boldin (PFT)
49ers still need a deep-threat wide receiver (Cohn)
49 in 49: S Kenny Vaccaro (49ers)
49 in 49: Big 12 Week (49ers)