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Taylor 'definitely excited' to be reunited with Boldin on Bills

PITTSFORD -- Before Tuesday, the last pass Tyrod Taylor threw to Anquan Boldin was during warmups before Super Bowl XLVII.

That was when Taylor was the Baltimore Ravens' backup quarterback and Boldin was preparing for what would be his final game as a receiver for them.

"I always warmed him up, getting ready for the games," Taylor said.

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So much has changed since. Taylor is getting ready for his third season as the Buffalo Bills' quarterback. If all goes according to plan, Boldin, who the Bills signed Monday, will be catching plenty of passes from him before, between, and during games.

Tuesday at St. John Fisher College was their first training-camp practice together as Bills teammates. Although Boldin is five years older than when they were Ravens, he showed the same skills that impressed Taylor during the two seasons, 2011 and '12, they were together in Baltimore.

"Just the little bit of time I had with him today, in individual (drills) and staying after practice and working with him, still a great route-runner, of course," said Taylor, whose first NFL pass completion was to Boldin at the end of a blowout loss against San Diego in 2011. "A guy that has strong hands, was able to display that in a couple one-on-one periods and in team periods. Just a natural catcher in traffic, so definitely excited to have him a part of this team.

"I know what he brings leadership-wise and as far as a player. He definitely brings a lot as a player. I'm excited to have him on board."

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Taylor anticipates that Boldin's impact on the Bills will be every bit as large in the receivers' meeting room as it is on the field.

"Absolutely," the quarterback said. "He has a strong personality. He's been around the game for awhile now, he knows a lot, on the field and off the field, what it takes to be an all-time pro. And he can definitely teach that room a lot, as well as just being a good leadership for that group. I'm excited to have him in the room teaching Sammy (Watkins), teaching Dre (Andre Holmes), teaching (rookie) Zay (Jones.

"There's no better guy in this league to learn from than Anquan."

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