"It was shocking at first ... but I mean it, for me it is also a good thing," Boldin said. "When I look at the organization and what they're about ... and as a football team, the talent that they have ... I think it's good, a good place for me to be."
Boldin learned about the trade via congratulatory text messages when he got off the plane in Africa. He took the high road on Twitter, saying goodbye to the Ravens' fan base.