Not sure anyone would agree this was a smart move. Boldin was just as big a reason for the Ravens winning the big one as Flacco and an even bigger reason Flacco got his contract in the first place.
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"Three years ago, Newsome netted Boldin and a fifth-round pick from the Arizona Cardinals in exchange for a third- and fourth-round pick. Playoff hero or no, Newsome did well to collect a draft pick for a player about to enter the decline phase of his career. Boldin wasn't going to see his $6 million salary, in which case the Ravens would have simply released him on Tuesday."
Not sure how a 6th round pick equates to "did well"...