Fresh off his charitable trip to Senegal, Africa, new 49ers wide receiver Anquan Boldin met the Bay Area media on Wednesday in Santa Clara. The veteran wideout is already looking forward to building chemistry with Colin Kaepernick, telling reporters he’s eager to work with the young star in the coming months.
Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle shared Boldin’s thoughts as he stood in the 49ers locker room for the first time.
“Boldin, 32, knows from recent experience how that chemistry can take time to establish,” Branch wrote. “He was traded to the Ravens in 2010 and slowly began to develop a rapport with Joe Flacco. In 2012, he had 65 catches for 921 yards, the highest totals of his three seasons in Baltimore. In four playoff games, he added 22 receptions and 380 yards. After he joined the Ravens, he spent time working with Flacco after organized team activities concluded. He hopes to have a similar arrangement with Kaepernick, whom he termed a ‘special kid.’”
The rest of today’s Morning Tailgate features more reaction from Boldin news from the final day of league owners meetings in Arizona.
Cam Inman of the Bay Area News Group relayed Boldin’s comments from Wednesday.
Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee wrote about Boldin’s desire to work with Kaepernick.
Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com spoke to Jim Harbaugh about what it takes to win a championship.
Mike Sando of ESPN.com talked with Harbaugh about his trademark black sweater and khaki outfit.
Branch looked at the possibility of the 49ers drafting Stanford tight end Zach Ertz.
Tim Kawakami of the Bay Area News Group gave his take on the state of the 49ers defensive line.
Maiocco relayed Harbaugh’s comments on 49ers wideout Ricardo Lockette.
Inman shared comments from Aldon Smith on his healing shoulder.
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