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Anquan Boldin to the Patriots? That’s likely a moot point

Jaime Germano/Democrat & Chronicle via AP, File

This originally appeared in this week’s Sunday Football Notes.

In light of Julian Edelman’s injury, a league source said the Patriots and recently retired Anquan Boldin had mutual interest in bringing Boldin to New England this offseason, and he remains intrigued by the possibility. But the point is likely moot. Boldin signed with the Bills, and was placed on Buffalo’s reserve/retired list Aug. 22. That means the Bills retain his rights, and they would need to release him in order to let him sign with the Patriots. That sort of cooperation from a division rival doesn’t seem likely.

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