49ers acquire Boldin from Ravens

Wide receiver Anquan Boldin was acquired by San Francisco in a deal for Baltimore's sixth-round draft pick Monday.

Here’s a Super Bowl twist: A guy who helped Baltimore beat San Francisco for the NFL title now is a 49er.


San Francisco acquired wide receiver Anquan Boldin from the Ravens for a sixth-round draft pick Monday. Boldin, a star in Baltimore’s run to the Super Bowl title last season, must pass a physical to complete the deal.

Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco expressed his disappointment.

“Anquan was a great receiver for myself and for our football team,” said Flacco, who signed a six-year, $120.6 million deal last week.

Boldin had six catches for 104 yards and a touchdown in the Ravens’ 34-31 Super Bowl victory over the 49ers.

The 32-year-old had said he’d consider retirement rather than leave Baltimore. But going to the NFC champions might change his mind.

Boldin and former Car­dinals teammate Larry Fitzgerald are in Africa for a relief trip, and Boldin was not immediately available for comment.


SEAHAWKS: Percy Harvin is headed to Seattle, and Adrian Peterson isn’t happy about it.

Minnes­ota’s wide receiver will join the Seahawks for a package of draft picks that includes Seattle’s first-round selection next month, No. 25 overall. A person with knowledge of the deal confirmed details on condition of anonymity, as Harvin still must pass a physical.

The 24-year-old will give second-year quarterback Russell Wilson a dynamic playmaker not yet at his peak. His departure from Min­ne­sota will leave an even bigger void in a group of receivers that was already one of the thinnest in the NFL.

Peterson, the Vikings’ star running back and league MVP, lashed out on Twitter: “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!!!”

Harvin was producing at an All-Pro level until spraining his left ankle Nov. 4 in a game at Seattle. He was placed on injured reserve a month later. He led the NFL in total yards, including rushing, receiving and returning, at the time of his injury.

The Vikings were in a bind despite repeated declarations that they had “no intent” to trade Harvin.


JETS: Quarterback David Garrard, who has not played in the NFL since 2010, was signed to back up – and provide a challenge to – Mark San­chez.


CARDINALS: Running back Beanie Wells has been released after four injury-plagued seasons. A first-round pick in 2009, Wells has only played one full season – his rookie year.