The Bills are still looking at receiving options days before training camp to improve a questionable group at wideout. To that end, veteran free agent receiver Anquan Boldin was in Buffalo for a visit on Monday.
WIVB in Buffalo reported that Boldin was spotted at University at Buffalo orthopedics with a member of the Bills staff.
Boldin will turn 37 in early October. He’s played 14 seasons in the NFL, including last year with the Lions.
Though his yards per catch plunged to 8.7 last season (over two yards lower than his worst season), Boldin still had 67 catches for 584 yards and eight touchdowns. The eight scores were the third most he’s had in a season.
He’s 6-1 and physical enough to be a threat in the red zone. Boldin also would likely be an excellent example for younger receivers like Sammy Watkins and rookie Zay Jones to follow.
Ian Rapoport from NFL.com did tweet that Boldin was thought to desire a team closer to his home in Florida.
While Buffalo would not be close, it would be closer than Detroit. So, there’s that.
The Bills also hosted a group of defensive linemen on Monday: Leger Douzable, Roy Miller and Devon Still.
Douzable played last season with the Bills under Rex Ryan.
Still is maybe best known as the father of Leah Still, who battled cancer as a four year old. Devon skipped football practice for weeks to be with his daughter while she went through treatment.
Leah is now seven years old and has been cancer free for two years. Still posted this picture Instagram back in March on the two year anniversary of Leah’s remission.
It was immediately speculated if the D-line visits were due to Adolphus Washington’s offseason troubles. The second year defensive tackle plead not guilty to gun charges on Monday, according to ESPN’s Mike Rodak.
He was arrested July 9th outside at water park. There is a hearing in his case August 1st, but Washington does not have to attend.