BALTIMORE -- In his first game at M&T Bank Stadium since winning the Super Bowl with the Baltimore Ravens, San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Anquan Boldin was appreciative of the warm reception he received from fans.
"I just want to say thank you for the time I spent here and the support they've given me," Boldin said after the preseason opener. "Even after I left, it's been nothing but love."
The Ravens traded Boldin to the 49ers for a sixth-round pick after the sides couldn't agree on a pay cut. The move came a little over a month after Boldin helped the Ravens to a Super Bowl title.
That sixth-round pick acquired from the 49ers was used in a deal that allowed the Ravens to jump up in the second round in 2013 and draft linebacker Arthur Brown, who has been a disappointment so far.
Asked if it was strange to play against the Ravens, Boldin said, "It's no big deal. I only played a couple of plays anyway."
The 49ers didn't throw a pass in Boldin's direction during his limited playing time.