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In an odd twist Monday, Boldin went from the Ravens to the San Francisco 49ers, the team he helped Baltimore beat 34-31 in last month’s Super Bowl.
Harvin, who expressed his discontent in Minnesota, was sent to Seattle, where he will join former Vikings teammate Sidney Rice.
“Anquan was a great receiver for myself and for our football team,” said quarterback Joe Flacco, who signed a six-year, $120.6 million deal with the Ravens last week. “It’s sad to see a guy like that go, but at the same time, you want what’s best for him and you just wish him the best of luck.
Boldin had six catches for 104 yards and a touchdown in the Super Bowl victory. He had said he’d consider retirement rather than leave Baltimore. But going to the NFC champions might change his mind.
“It’s a business, man. Those things are going to happen,” Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones said. “I wish Q the best. He’s always a Raven with me, and we got something they can’t take from us.”
Added fellow Baltimore receiver Torrey Smith: “It’s not so much about football when you lose someone like that, someone you love like a brother and would do anything for you.”
The 24-year-old Harvin, Minnesota’s moody and multi-talented receiver, will join the Seahawks for a package of draft picks that includes Seattle’s first-round selection next month, No. 25 overall. He also must pass a physical.
Minnesota will also get Seattle’s seventh-round pick this year and third-round selection in 2014.
League MVP Adrian Peterson was not thrilled over the news.
“The best all around player I ever seen or you’ll ever see! Goes to Seattle! I feel like I just got kicked in the stomach. Several times!!!” Peterson posted on Twitter.
Harvin was producing at an All-Pro level until badly spraining his left ankle last Nov. 4 in a game at Seattle. He was placed on injured reserve a month later. He led the NFL in total yards at the time of his injury.
Harvin, who also has suffered from migraines, will enter the fifth and final season of his rookie deal with a $2.9 million salary that’s well under market value _ unless the Seahawks rework it.
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