Disgruntled Boldin to fire super-agent Rosenhaus
Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Anquan Boldin is in the process of firing his agent Drew Rosenhaus.
Boldin, in a long contract dispute with the team, informed the NFL Players Association in a letter that he wanted to replace the agent. The players association says it received the letter on Friday, so with the required five-day waiting period, Boldin can sign with a new agent on Thursday.
Boldin is expected to sign with Creative Arts Agency (CAA), a source told FOXSports.com's Alex Marvez.
Rosenhaus issued a statement saying he has "great respect" for Boldin.
"I'm hopeful we can work things out and he will return to the Rosenhaus Sports family in the near future," Rosenhaus said.
Boldin has been looking for a trade out of Arizona for a full year now. He first asked to be traded last offseason when the Cardinals refused to give him a contract extension. After the team failed to move him, Boldin caught 89 passes for 1,038 yards and 11 touchdowns in the 2008 season, earning him his third Pro Bowl selection.
Boldin sat out minicamp with what he said was a sore hamstring. He has not participated in any of the Cardinals' voluntary workouts the last two weeks.
Quarterback Kurt Warner has been outspoken in his desire to get Boldin back with the team.
"Maybe Anquan felt that there was a sticking point there and that this is going to free some things up and allow them to have a different approach coming forward and work better with the Cardinals," Warner said after the workout on Tuesday. "I really don't know. I don't want to speculate on the reasons behind it all but I think I've had hope from day one that they can get something done."