Just reported by ESPN, Anquan Boldin has fired his long time agent Drew Rosenhaus.
Pro Bowl receiver Anquan Boldin has informed agent Drew Rosenhaus, the Arizona Cardinals and the NFL Players Association of his plans to fire Rosenhaus amid stalled attempts to force a trade or a new contract.Boldin
Rosenhaus, who represents more NFL players than any other agent, had tried pressuring the Cardinals into trading the 28-year-old receiver.
"Regarding Anquan Boldin, let me say that I have great respect for him. I'm hopeful we can work this out and he can return to the Rosenhaus Sports family in the near future. We are proud to continue to represent his brother, D.J. Boldin," Rosenhaus said in a statement to ESPN.com. "We would also like to take this opportunity to announce that we have signed Will Allen to a 2-year contract extension with the Dolphins worth $16.2 million. We are pleased to announce today that we have re-signed New Orleans Saints tight end Jeremy Shockey [to a representation agreement]."
Shockey was reportedly considering new representation.
A Cardinals spokesman declined comment.
Boldin has two years remaining on a contract Rosenhaus renegotiated in 2005. He has stepped up attempts to secure a new deal after teammate Larry Fitzgerald signed a four-year, $40 million extension in 2008. The Cardinals have said they first plan to renegotiate contracts for safety Adrian Wilson and linebacker Karlos Dansby.
Boldin reached out to other agents in recent weeks, according to a source. He spoke with Kennard McGuire, CAA agents Tom Condon and Ben Dogra, and two of Fitzgerald's agents, Eugene Parker and Paul Lawrence.
Under NFLPA rules, a player must wait five days after firing his agent before hiring a new one.
"I still believe Anquan will be traded before training camp," Rosenhaus said May 8 through his Twitter account. "I hope to work together with the Cardinals to resolve this situation by then."
On May 18, Rosenhaus disputed reports that Boldin was seeking $10 million per season, the same amount teammate Larry Fitzgerald commanded as part of his current four-year deal.
"We recently made a proposal to the Cards for less," Rosenhaus said via Twitter.
Mike Sando covers the NFC West for ESPN.com.
Oh thank god, and if Darnell Docket is smart, he will get rid of him also. Maybe a little less drama.