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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by AsylumGuido I feel there is exactly zero percent chance the Saints would consider bringing in Boldin. That said, just for the sack of conversation, who would the Saints jettison to add him to the roster? There are ...

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Old 07-18-2017, 03:42 PM   #21
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Re: Anquan Boldin has visit set up with a team in hopes of playing 15th*season

Originally Posted by AsylumGuido View Post
I feel there is exactly zero percent chance the Saints would consider bringing in Boldin. That said, just for the sack of conversation, who would the Saints jettison to add him to the roster? There are four current WR's that are pretty much locks for the roster ... Thomas, Snead, Ginn and Coleman. Some say Boldin would be able to help mentor the young WR's. Well, if he was added what young receivers would be left to be mentored? Another factor is that adding a player like Boldin you would lose TWO roster spots. The fifth WR (and probably the sixth if the Saints carry that many) would be expected to play special teams. Boldin isn't going to serve that role so therefore the Saints would have to find that special teamer at another position.
You make good points. The reality of today's NFL is, given the limited roster space, teams are often compelled to go with the lesser-known younger talent, because you don't want to miss out on the ones who do excel and can help you for years to come versus a veteran could be in his final year before retirement. The NFL doesn't have AAA or a D-League so therefore you can't have many veterans around or you aren't developing any young talent. And the practice squad rules are pretty wonky so you can't rely on that. Thus the moves for reliable veterans that *should* make sense don't often work out in the NFL. I think Boldin could help but yes I see the other side of it.


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