Yesterday saw the Buffalo Bills go out and sign veteran wide receiver Anquan Boldin in an effort to beef up their receiving core. Also, veteran nose tackle Vince Wilfork officially announced his retirement in a way that only he could, with an invitation to grill.

Bills sign Anquan Boldin

The Buffalo Bills and Anquan Boldin have agreed to a one-year, $2.75 million deal that can be worth up to $4 million with incentives. The 36-year-old will immediately compete for the number two job across from Sammy Watkins, as the team tries to give quarterback Tyrod Taylor better weapons.

The Bills are looking to make up for losing Robert Woods and Marquise Goodwin in free agency.

To that end, they did give Andre Holmes a three-year, $15.5 million deal in free agency and draft Zay Jones in the second round of this year's draft. However, it is clear that neither of these plays has performed well enough to be the number two receiver, hence signing Boldin and having him compete for the job.

This upcoming season will be Boldin's 15th season in the NFL. Last year, in his lone season with the Detriot Lions, Boldin managed to produce 67 receptions for 587 yards and eight touchdowns.

It was Boldin's first season averaging last than 10 yards per receptions. However, his catch rate of 70.5% was the second highest of his career, and all his touchdowns came in the red zone.

Vince Wilfork makes befitting retirement announcement

Longtime nose tackle Vince Wilfork has officially announced his retirement from football, doing so in a style that was befitting of his persona. Wilfork made the announcement in a tweet, which also served as an advertisement for Kingsford Charcol.

He said in the video that he would hold a “farewell tailgate” before the New England Patriots opening game of the regular season against the Kansas City Chiefs on September 7th.

Wilfork aptly stated “No more cleats. I'm moving on to smoke meats, fellas.”

Wilfork was originally drafted by the Patriots in the first-round of the 2004 NFL Draft out of Miami. He spent 11 seasons with the team, before spending his last two with the Houston Texans. He was a five-time Pro Bowl selection, one-time AP 1st Team All-Pro, and three-time 2nd Team All-Pro Selection during his career.

He was also part of the Patriots 2004 and 2014 Super Bowl winning squads. Wilfork played in 189 games in his career, starting 179 of them.

For his career, he had 565 total tackles, 16 sacks, 5 forced fumbles, 12 fumble recoveries, three interceptions and one defensive touchdown.

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