The 49ers have yet to make an offer to free-agent wide receiver Anquan Boldin, and the veteran was not on the radar during the early portion of free agency.
At 35 years old, his future remains unclear.
However, the Buffalo Bills addressed the possibility of adding Boldin this past week.
When asked, general manager Doug Whaley said "it would be tough, for what we have (to sign Boldin)." But added, "never say never."
[MAIOCCO: 49ers have yet to make offer to Boldin]
Boldin, who turns 36 in October, spent the last three seasons in San Francisco, finishing with 1,000-yard campaigns in two of them.
The veteran played in multiple systems, including one under former 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman, who is now in Buffalo.
The Bills have a wide receiver corps that consists of Sammy Watkins, Robert Woods, Marquise Goodwin, Marcus Easley, Jarrett Boykin and Greg Little.
San Francisco GM Trent Baalke has not ruled out Boldin's return.
“I wouldn’t say that door has been shut by any stretch,” Baalke told CSNBayArea.com. “But where it is, it’s where it was when we left off (the season). He’s going to explore his options, and we’re going to explore ours. We got a draft to go through. It would be later than sooner, in terms of the final decision that’s made.”
Doug Whaley said “it would be tough, for what we have” to sign a veteran WR like Anquan Boldin. But adds he would “never say never."— Mike Rodak (@mikerodak) March 21, 2016