The second “firm trade offer” for Pro Bowl WR Anquan Boldin prior to the draft was made by the Philadelphia Eagles, and it involved a third-round draft pick and disgruntled CB Sheldon Brown, the Arizona Republic reports.
The offer wasn’t enough for the Cardinals to deal the three-time Pro Bowler.
Earlier this week, Eagles coach Andy Reid suggested in a radio interview that the Cardinals’ asking price for Boldin was too high — a first-, third- and fifth-round draft choice, not to mention a new contract for Boldin around $10 million per year.
The other team interested in Boldin was the Bears. Chicago GM Jerry Angelo told local newspapers that his team offered a second-round pick for Boldin.