Anquan Boldin Granted Permission to Explore Trade

Bills' Receiver Retired in August

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Orchard Park, NY (AP/WBEN) - The Buffalo Bills have granted retired receiver Anquan Boldin permission to explore the possibility of being traded to another team.

ESPN first reported the development and posted a copy of the letter of permission the Bills issued to Boldin. READ IT BELOW

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The Bills hold the rights to Boldin after they signed him to a one-year contract on Aug. 7. The 37-year-old player abruptly retired two weeks later by saying he wanted to focus on his charitable causes and social justice issues. The letter was reported on just hours after TIME Magazine published an article written by the receiver titled "Why I Quit Football for Activism."

The timing of Boldin's decision comes with the NFL trading deadline set for Tuesday.

Though Boldin has permission to speak to teams, the Bills would have to approve any trade offer.

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