On Monday, the day before the new NFL year begins and free agent signings may be announced, two trades made major news.
The Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens sent wide receiver Anquan Boldin to the San Francisco 49ers — who they beat in the big game — and the Minnesota Vikings dealt Percy Harvin to the Seattle Seahawks.
For Boldin, the Ravens will receive a sixth-round draft pick. Boldin led Baltimore in 2012 with 65 catches for 921 yards and four touchdowns, and followed those numbers with 16 postseason receptions for three more scores.
In exchange for Harvin, the Vikings will reportedly receive the Seahawks’ first-round draft choice next month (#25), a seventh-round pick this year and a mid-round selection in 2014.
The trades are contingent on Boldin and Harvin passing physical exams.
The Pittsburgh Steelers reportedly re-signed offensive lineman Ramon Foster on Monday to a three-year contract.
Then, on Tuesday, the Steelers announced they have tendered offers to four restricted free agents. Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders, running backs Isaac Redman and Jonathan Dwyer, and nose tackle Steve McLendon can accept the offers, or may still be retained by Pittsburgh if the Steelers match an offer from another team.