Anquan Boldin "shocked" by trade

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Anquan Boldin says that he was surprised to hear that he had been traded to the San Francisco 49ers earlier this week.

Anquan Boldin has said that he was shocked to hear he had been traded to the San Francisco 49ers earlier this week.

The Baltimore Ravens swapped the wide receiver for a draft pick from the 49ers ahead of the free agency period.

The 32-year-old told ESPN: "You know, for me, it was an initial shock because I had no clue that I was going to be traded.

"It was shocking at first, but I mean it, for me it is also a good thing. When I look at the organisation and what they're about, and as a football team, the talent that they have, I think it's good, a good place for me to be."

Boldin, who was flying to Africa to do charity work, learnt of the trade after receiving a congratulatory text when his flight landed.

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Anquan Boldin reacts after a successful compeltion during his sides match against the San Diego Chargers on November 25, 2012
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