Anquan Boldin signed a one-year deal with the Detroit Lions last week and it's already looking like it'll be a good one for the franchise.
Boldin has caught almost everything thrown his way so far in practice and has become an immediate leader on the Lions offense, especially in the receiver room. He's worked with the first team in the slot on almost every rep.
"First of all for a guy to be able to kind of jump right in and not really miss a beat, he was able to keep up with some of the difficult audibles and things of that nature," Lions coach Jim Caldwell said. "So, I think it's admirable but a guy that's been in a number of different systems, you find that pros adapt very quickly because they have always something they can say, 'OK that's just like so and so when I played here, there, or wherever.'
"So the associations, I think, make for a little bit more of a quick adjustment."
The Lions also paid Boldin like they expect him to make some big contributions this fall.
Boldin will make $1.55 million in base salary along with a $750,000 signing bonus. He has a roster bonus of $6,250 every game he is on the 46-man roster up to $100,000 and an additional roster bonus of $21,875 for every game he is on the 53-man roster up to $350,000. He also has $1 million in incentives based on playing time, receptions, touchdowns, a Pro Bowl appearance and being named an All-Pro.
His cap number is $2,737,500 for this season.
All numbers in this post are from ESPN Stats & Information. Follow ESPN Stats & Info on Twitter @ESPNStatsInfo.