Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Arizona Cardinals receiver Anquan Boldin will call it a career after 14 NFL seasons, ESPN’s Jim Trotter first reported.In a statement, Boldin said he wanted to commit his time to humanitarian work and fight for human rights. He added that his “life’s purpose is bigger than football.” Statement from Anquan Boldin on his decision to retire: pic.twitter.com/z19jekK33R— Jim Trotter (@JimTrotter_NFL) August 21, 2017The news comes as a surprise and three days after Boldin caught a pass for the Buffalo Bills in the team’s preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Top Stories Buffalo Bills’ Anquan Boldin warms up before a preseason NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes) The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo 8 Comments Share Boldin, the 54th overall pick by the Cardinals in the 2003 NFL Draft, is second in Arizona’s record book with 586 receptions, behind Larry Fitzgerald’s 1,125. Additionally, Boldin is fourth in franchise history with 7,520 receiving yards and holds the second spot for most receiving yards in a single game with 217 yards against the Detroit Lions on Sept. 7, 2003 — his first NFL game.The 2003 Offensive Rookie of the Year — he still holds the NFL rookie record with 101 receptions that season — three-time Pro Bowler and one-time Super Bowl champion also won the 2015 Walter Payton Man of the Year Award.He is ninth in NFL history in total receptions (1,076) and 14th in receiving yards (13,779).The 36-year-old spent the first seven years of his professional career suiting up for the Cardinals. He then joined the Baltimore Ravens from 2010-12 before playing for the San Francisco 49ers in 2013-15. Boldin played with the Lions last year. According to Pro Football Focus’ Nathan Jahnke, Boldin recorded 3,495 yards after the catch. That ranks third, behind Wes Welker and Fitzgerald. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact
This week’s top posts on NorthEndWaterfront.com featured developments, neighborhood events, the USS Constitution, feast anniversaries, and more! Read on below to see the most popular articles from this past week. The Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) Board has approved the development plan at Dock Square Garage. The structure will be 420,000 gross square footage with 209 residential units and 27 of those units being income restricted. Read more and see renderings here. Boston Pride Parade [Photo Gallery] The North End’s favorite Sunday Funday came back with a vengeance for the 4th Annual Cornhole Classic! Hundreds came out for competitive cornhole tournament games, raffles, silent auction, food trucks and music. Read more and see photos here.*Advertisement* USS Constitution Underway in Boston Harbor to Commemorate 75th Anniversary of D-Day It is our 10th Anniversary and we are celebrating a decade of community news at NorthEndWaterfront.com! Keeping this website going takes a lot of time, money and hard work. Advertising doesn’t bring in enough to pay for reporting or editorial work. But we do it because we believe community news is important – and we think you do too. If everyone who reads this site, who likes it, puts in a bit to pay for it, then our future would be much more secure. Contribute online at the links below or checks can be made out to North End Boston LLC, 343 Commercial St. #508, Boston 02109. Become a Patron to receive free rewards including neighborhood photo calendars, custom mugs and special updates from the editor.*Become a Patron (Rewards!)* or *Make a One-Time Contribution* In a vote of 1-8, the North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) voted to oppose a new development at 97 Salem Street where a petition has been brought to create a 5-story building at the current one-story property. Read more and watch the video here. Editor’s Choice Neighborhood Council Opposes New Development at 97 Salem Street Centennial Gala Celebrated by Saint Anthony’s Society The Saint Anthony’s Society held a special gala last weekend at the Long Wharf Marriott to launch this Summer’s festivities in celebration of the 100th St. Anthony’s Feast. Read more and see photos here. Old Ironsides was recently underway in Boston Harbor to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the Battle of Normandy, remembering those who fought and died. Read more and see photos here. Dock Square Garage Housing Moves Forward With 6-Story Addition; 125 Feet High 4th Annual Cornhole Classic Brings an Afternoon of Play to Benefit Arts Scholarships The 2019 Boston Pride Parade celebrated its way through the city’s streets last weekend, beginning in Copley Square and ending at City Hall Plaza. View a photo gallery from the parade here.