Anquan Boldin tells Buffalo Bills that he's retiring

Players express admiration for former 49ers teammate Anquan Boldin

The remaining Bills wide receivers include an injured Jordan Matthews and Rod Streater, rookie Zay Jones, Andre Holmes, Brandon Tate, and Philly Brown.

Just two weeks after signing a one-year deal with the Buffalo Bills, receiver Anquan Boldin is set to retire. It was when he emotionally got into opponent after opponent - Boldin wasn't the biggest guy on the field, but he was nearly always the baddest dude. That entails charity work, grants for the underprivileged, and other various things that Boldin had done even while he was playing football.

A Greater Purpose than Football.

. But make no mistake, Q's best seasons were with the Cardinals, seasons that should earn him Hall of Fame consideration.

On Sunday, Anquan Boldin reportedly walked out of Buffalo Bills camp and informed the team he was hanging up his cleats after 14 seasons in the NFL. The two receivers were supposed to give quarterback Tyrod Taylor a boost heading into this season, so of course the Bills were excited.

The Bills confirmed the news shortly after 9:30 p.m. Sunday.

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"I came here because of my belief in where this organization is headed, my belief in Coach McDermott", he said nine days ago. "The reason I signed here is the guys who are still here". He spent his first seven seasons with Arizona, catching 586 passes for more than more than 7,500 yards and 44 touchdowns. He was an important part of the 2012 Ravens team that won Super Bowl XLVII.

"We respect Anquan's decision to retire form the NFL".

Matthews, however, is listed as week to week after chipping a bone in his sternum during his first practice after being traded.

Boldin retires with the ninth most receptions (1,076) and 14th most receiving yards (13,779) in National Football League history and won a Super Bowl title with Baltimore Ravens in 2012.

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