Wide receiver Anquan Boldin is reportedly scheduled to make a free-agent visit to the Detroit Lions on Monday.
Boldin, 35, a 13-year professional, led the 49ers in receptions and receiving yards each of the past three seasons. He has not been offered a contract to re-sign with the 49ers. Boldin was named the winner of the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year for his off-the-field work.
Lions head coach Jim Caldwell was promoted to Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator in 2012 and coached Boldin during their run to the Super Bowl, capped by a victory over the 49ers. Boldin’s scheduled visit to the Detroit was first reported by ESPN.
Boldin led the 49ers last season with 65 catches for 789 yards following back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons after the 49ers acquired him in a trade with the Ravens. His 11.4-yard average per reception was his lowest since his second season in the league with the Arizona Cardinals in 2004.
The 49ers currently have 12 wide receivers on their 90-man roster: Torrey Smith, Quinton Patton, Bruce Ellington, Jerome Simpson, DeAndrew White, DeAndre Smelter, Eric Rogers, Dres Anderson, DiAndre Campbell, and rookies Aaron Burbridge, Bryce Treggs and Devon Cajuste.