Anquan Boldin retired in August less than two weeks after joining the Bills. He said he wanted to focus on his¬†humanitarian efforts, but leaving the Bills also seemed to be part of it.
The latter was confirmed Thursday when Boldin received permission from the Bills to seek a trading partner before next week's deadline. That means Boldin may want to play football after all ‚Äď just not for Buffalo.
"My passion for the advocacy work that I do outweighs my passion for football at this point, so I'm not coming back to play for a contender or do anything else," Boldin said in August. "I'm done with the game of football, and I appreciate all the opportunities that I've been afforded because of football, but at this point I'm done."
Injury updates:¬†Richie¬†Incognito and Jordan Poyer remained out of practice Thursday.
Mark Gaughan's X's and O's:¬†After a week where the Bills allowed nearly 400 yards to Jameis Winston, Derek Carr will be harder to hit ‚Äď and pick.
Taiwan Jones' journey to the NFL included educational hurdles: Learn more about Jones, who made a key play in the fourth quarter of last week's win against the Bucs.
Snap counts: Taiwan Jones played only two offensive snaps last week, but made them count.
BFFs Incognito, Wood eager to make playoff run: The two linemen want to cement their legacies in Buffalo.
Trivia: We all know Bruce Smith is the Bills' all-time leader in sacks. Who is second?
EJ speaks: EJ Manuel says he held onto criticism in Buffalo but never lost love of the game.
NaVorro Bowman adding much-needed presence to Raiders defense: What an addition Bowman has been, joining the Raiders earlier this month.
Marshawn Lynch did what?¬†Marshawn Lynch, who is suspended, posted a video practicing, full-contact, with a high school team.
Winning the trades?¬†Jordan Matthews vs. Sammy Watkins ‚Äď here's what advanced stats say heading into Week Eight.
LeDarius Mack looks to make his own mark on UB football: Khalil Mack is a UB legend. How's his brother doing?
Podcast: The [BN] Blitz podcast previews Bills-Raiders.
Podcast II:¬†Former Raider/UB standout Trevor Scott¬†joined the Daily Drive.
How the locals fared: How our local high school and college players performed in Week Seven.
Advanced Stats:¬†The Bills have used zone-blocking majority of time, an analysis found.
Austin Alexander to UB?¬†UB offered a football scholarship to Lorenzo Alexander's brother.
Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower out for season:¬†It's tough news for Hightower and the Pats, but it means their defense is that much more vulnerable.
Logos & Uniforms:¬†The Bills' record while wearing throwbacks is nothing to write home about.
Bills rookies get "legit scared": Frightworld, man.¬†300-pound linemen don't scare Bills rookies, but this place did.
Good for Marv: Levy doesn't have any championships in Buffalo to celebrate, but he got to celebrate a Grey Cup reunion in Montreal last weekend.
What They Said: Raiders OC Todd Downing, DC Ken Norton, Jr.