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mkapp  
#1 Posted : Wednesday, August 20, 2008 8:35:55 AM(UTC)
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP)Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Anquan Boldin asked to be traded, saying he doesnt feel his situation can be resolved and declaring he has no relationship with coach Ken Whisenhunt.

Im a football player. Thats about it, Boldin said Tuesday when asked to characterize his dealings with the coach these days.

A team spokesman said the Cardinals have no plans to trade the sixth-year standout and still hope to sign him to a contract extension.

Whisenhunt sounded puzzled when discussing reports that Boldin had said he was no longer speaking to the coach.

Weve been communicating, he said. If communicating is talking, thats what we have been doing at practice. As we go forward, I dont know. I dont foresee anything changing. If it does, its in his court.

Boldin offered a glimpse of his talent late in Tuesdays workout, splitting a pair of defenders on a slant route during a 2-minute drill. He made a nimble catch on a bullet thrown by Kurt Warner for a 25-yard gain.

But with training camp starting to wind down, Boldin made it sound as if it was a tortured three weeks off the field.

The two-time Pro Bowl player, who blasted team officials as camp opened, claims the Cardinals reneged on an offer to re-negotiate his contract.

He has three years left on the four-year, $22.75 million extension he signed after the 2005 season that keeps him under contract through 2010. Hes making an average of $4 million a year.

Its a tough situation, especially when you come into a working environment, Boldin said after practice. But my job is to stay professional. Im going to do what Im supposed to do.

Although Boldin previously denied asking for a trade, he said Tuesday that his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, has asked the Cardinals to consider it now.

At the beginning of camp, I hadnt asked for a trade, Boldin said. As of recently, we did.

Asked if he believes his standoff with Arizona can be resolved, Boldin shook his head and simply said, No.

Teammate Larry Fitzgerald signed a four-year $40 million, deal after last season, with $30 million guaranteed, but Boldin has said he believes Fitzgerald earned the deal and thats not why hes unhappy.

Boldin is one of the NFLs top receivers. He reached 400 career receptions faster than any other player, doing it in 67 games. In five seasons, Boldin has 413 receptions for 5,458 yards and 29 touchdowns.

If Im not going to be treated fairly, if my hard work and loyalty isnt going to be rewarded here, then let me go somewhere where its going to be rewarded. Thats how I feel, Boldin said.

Boldin accused Whisenhunt of getting too involved with his contract talks, suggesting thats why they havent moved forward, but he wasnt specific.

Thats where it became a problem, Boldin said. Honestly, I think it should be completely separated. I think thats why we have a department that deals with that.

Whisenhunt said its not an issue, noting that its not unusual for NFL players to lobby for a new contract through the media.

Nothing has changed from a few weeks ago, Whisenhunt said. I feel the exact same way about Anquan. He is a good football player. The Cardinals have extended his contract once, tried to do it again, and our intent is to do it the first chance we get.

Boldin said hes not worried about whether the dispute could hurt his reputation with fans.

Anybody that knows me, that knows what kind of guy I am, they know Im a hard worker, he said. Im a guy that does the right things, on and off the field. Im not worried about my reputation being tarnished for me telling the truth.
Packers_Finland  
#2 Posted : Wednesday, August 20, 2008 9:57:10 AM(UTC)
There's one great football player. I like his playing style. Also, he doesn't holdout if he's unhappy, which most assh*les do in the NFL. He just plays and asks for a raise or a trade.
Trippster  
#3 Posted : Wednesday, August 20, 2008 11:35:56 AM(UTC)
i don't like this guy at all. He just finished the first year of a four year contract extension and he wants it done again? My God are these guys selfish.

Time to go to strictly one year contracts with injury clauses. He would be very quiet while collecting his millions if he had a subpar year.

Pathetic.
walleye  
#4 Posted : Wednesday, August 20, 2008 12:45:00 PM(UTC)
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i don't like this guy at all. He just finished the first year of a four year contract extension and he wants it done again? My God are these guys selfish.

Time to go to strictly one year contracts with injury clauses. He would be very quiet while collecting his millions if he had a subpar year.

Pathetic.

yes i agree, he sounds like a cry baby to me. these guys need to grow up!!!!
gopackgo  
#5 Posted : Wednesday, August 20, 2008 1:17:31 PM(UTC)
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his agent: Drew Rosenhaus


My thoughts exactly. How many players does this guy represent?
nathaniel  
#6 Posted : Wednesday, August 20, 2008 6:49:59 PM(UTC)
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his agent: Drew Rosenhaus


My thoughts exactly. How many players does this guy represent?


Screw that guy. I like Boldin. But Rosenhaus has a way of ruining player's attitudes. He pumps them so full of elitist garbage that they actually begin to believe that they are in fact the ever fabled s**t.
Cheesey  
#7 Posted : Wednesday, August 20, 2008 7:30:41 PM(UTC)
4 million a year isn't enough to live on?????
Cry me a river!!!!
wischeez  
#8 Posted : Wednesday, August 20, 2008 7:39:34 PM(UTC)
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his agent: Drew Rosenhaus


My thoughts exactly. How many players does this guy represent?


Better list...


Rosenhaus' NFL clients include:

* Will Allen, cornerback, Miami Dolphins.
* Aundrae Allison, wide receiver, Minnesota Vikings.
* Brendon Ayanbadejo, linebacker, Baltimore Ravens.
* Antwan Barnes, middle linebacker, Baltimore Ravens.
* Darian Barnes, fullback, Buffalo Bills.
* Marion Barber, running back, Dallas Cowboys.
* Anthony Becht, tight end, St. Louis Rams.
* Jacob Bell, offensive lineman, St. Louis Rams.
* Yeremiah Bell, safety, Miami Dolphins.
* Jon Beason, middle linebacker, Carolina Panthers.
* Bernard Berrian, wide receiver, Minnesota Vikings.
* Atari Bigby, safety, Green Bay Packers.
* Anquan Boldin, wide receiver, Arizona Cardinals.
* Lance Briggs, outside linebacker, Chicago Bears.
* Fernando Bryant, cornerback, New England Patriots.
* Phillip Buchanon, cornerback, Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
* Plaxico Burress, wide receiver, New York Giants.
* Rock Cartwright, running back, Washington Redskins.
* Dan Cody, defensive end, Baltimore Ravens.
* Dan Connor, middle linebacker, Carolina Panthers.
* Jameel Cook, fullback, Houston Texans.
* Najeh Davenport, running back, Free Agent.
* Kellen Davis, tight end, Chicago Bears.
* Darnell Dockett, defensive lineman, Arizona Cardinals.
* Reuben Droughns, running back, New York Giants.
* Eddie Drummond, wide receiver, Free Agent.
* Ebenezer Ekuban, defensive lineman, Denver Broncos.
* Demetric Evans, defensive lineman, Washington Redskins.
* Fred Evans, defensive tackle, Minnesota Vikings.
* Ronald Fields, defensive lineman, San Francisco 49ers.
* Travis Fisher, defensive back, Detroit Lions.
* London Fletcher-Baker, inside linebacker, Washington Redskins.
* Drayton Florence, cornerback, Jacksonville Jaguars.
* Jabar Gaffney, wide receiver, New England Patriots.
* Frank Gore, running back, San Francisco 49ers.
* Earnest Graham, running back, Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
* Quinn Gray, quarterback, Indianapolis Colts.
* Chris Hanson, punter, New England Patriots.
* Nate Harris, linebacker, Kansas City Chiefs.
* Tommie Harris, defensive tackle, Chicago Bears.
* Justin Hartwig, offensive lineman, Pittsburgh Steelers.
* Jason Hill, wide receiver, San Francisco 49ers.
* Renaldo Hill, safety, Miami Dolphins.
* Glenn Holt, wide receiver, Cincinnati Bengals.
* Marcus Hudson, defensive back, San Francisco 49ers.
* Jack Ikegwuonu, cornerback,Philadelphia Eagles.
* Larry Izzo, linebacker, New England Patriots.
* Taylor Jacobs, wide receiver, Free Agent.
* Edgerrin James, running back, Arizona Cardinals.
* Chad Johnson, wide receiver, Cincinnati Bengals.
* Charles Johnson, defensive end, Carolina Panthers.
* Donnie Jones, punter, St. Louis Rams.
* Greg Jones, running back, Jacksonville Jaguars.
* Thomas Jones, running back, New York Jets.
* William Joseph, defensive lineman, Oakland Raiders.
* Jevon Kearse, defensive end, Tennessee Titans.
* Damione Lewis, defensive line, Carolina Panthers.
* Sam Madison, cornerback, New York Giants.
* Olindo Mare, kicker, Seattle Seahawks.
* Lemar Marshall, linebacker, Free Agent.
* Darrell McClover, linebacker, Chicago Bears.
* Bobby McCray, defensive end, New Orleans Saints.
* Jerome McDougle, defensive end, Philadelphia Eagles.
* Stockar McDougle, offensive lineman, Free Agent.
* Bryant McFadden, cornerback, Pittsburgh Steelers.
* Willis McGahee, running back, Baltimore Ravens.
* Mike McKenzie, cornerback, New Orleans Saints.
* Randy McMichael, tight end, St. Louis Rams.
* Hanik Milligan, safety, Free Agent.
* Travis Minor, running back, St. Louis Rams.
* Anthony Montgomery, defensive tackle, Washington Redskins.
* Vernand Morency, running back, Green Bay Packers.
* Santana Moss, wide receiver, Washington Redskins.
* Sinorice Moss, wide receiver, New York Giants.
* Chris Myers, offensive lineman, Houston Texans.
* Michael Myers, defensive lineman, Cincinnati Bengals.
* Moran Norris, fullback, San Francisco 49ers.
* Adewale Ogunleye, defensive end, Chicago Bears.
* Greg Olsen, tight end, Chicago Bears.
* Buck Ortega, tight end, New Orleans Saints.
* Kassim Osgood, wide receiver, San Diego Chargers.
* Terrell Owens, wide receiver, Dallas Cowboys.
* Roscoe Parrish, wide receiver, Buffalo Bills.
* Luke Petitgout, offensive tackle, Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
* Kenny Phillips, safety, New York Giants.
* Antonio Pierce, linebacker, New York Giants.
* Zach Piller, offensive lineman, Free Agent.
* Michael Pittman, running back, Denver Broncos.
* Clinton Portis, running back, Washington Redskins.
* Keiwan Ratliff, cornerback, Indianapolis Colts.
* Kerry Reed, wide receiver, Baltimore Ravens.
* Antrel Rolle, cornerback, Arizona Cardinals.
* Brett Romberg, offensive lineman, St. Louis Rams.
* Matt Roth, defensive end, Miami Dolphins.
* Lito Sheppard, cornerback, Philadelphia Eagles.
* Jeremy Shockey, tight end, New Orleans Saints.
* Antonio Smith, defensive lineman, Arizona Cardinals.
* Dwight Smith, safety, Detroit Lions.
* Kevin Smith, running back, Detroit Lions.
* Paul Spicer, defensive lineman, Jacksonville Jaguars.
* Donte' Stallworth, wide receiver, Cleveland Browns.
* Drew Stanton, quarterback, Detroit Lions.
* Marcus Stroud, defensive lineman, Buffalo Bills.
* Fred A. Taylor, running back, Jacksonville Jaguars.
* Devin Thomas, wide receiver, Washington Redskins.
* Zach Thomas, linebacker, Dallas Cowboys.
* Lawrence Timmons, linebacker, Pittsburgh Steelers.
* Stephen Tulloch, linebacker, Tennessee Titans.
* Billy Volek, quarterback, San Diego Chargers.
* Darius Walker, running back, Houston Texans.
* Gabe Watson, defensive tackle, Arizona Cardinals.
* Nate Webster, linebacker, Denver Broncos.
* Greg Wesley, safety, Oakland Raiders.
* Ernest Wilford, wide receiver, Miami Dolphins.
* Kellen Winslow Jr, tight end, Cleveland Browns.
* Eric Winston, offensive tackle, Houston Texans.
Zero2Cool  
#9 Posted : Wednesday, January 23, 2013 6:04:17 PM(UTC)
I'd like to see him get a ring this season.
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