Boldin not concerned about contract status

Anquan Boldin said he is far from concerned about his contract status, and expects the 49ers to compete for a championship despite the turnover this offseason.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Heading into a contract year, receiver Anquan Boldin said Wednesday he isn't concerned about hammering out an extension with the San Francisco 49ers to secure his future beyond this season.

"I’m not into that. I’m not one of those guys," Boldin, 34, said Friday, "...No. I’m going to play this year and we’ll see where we’re at. It’s not a big deal to me. I think they know where my heart is and I know the same with the organization."

Boldin is entering the last year of a two-year, $12 million extension he signed with the 49ers last spring. Technically, his contract runs through 2018 at $2.1 million per season starting next year, but those remaining years will likely be voided.

At this point, Boldin said, he is taking things year-by-year as he enters his 13th in the league, while he continues to spend his offseason with his family back in Florida. But he made it clear, he didn't give retiring any thought this spring, unlike a number of his former teammates.

"No," Boldin laughed. "My body feels great. Still playing at a high level. So, I’m here."

Boldin said he fielded a number of calls about teammates retiring, and spoke to defensive lineman Justin Smith before he elected to walk away from the game last month after 14 grueling seasons in the NFL.

"That wasn’t a big surprise. Honestly, you just move on, to be honest with you. You have no choice," said Boldin.

Along with Smith, the 49ers lost former All-Pro inside linebacker Patrick Willis, rookie standout linebacker Chris Borland, and, most recently, right tackle Anthony Davis to retirement.

"You’re definitely going to miss those guys. You love being teammates with them, you love competing with them. But at the end of the day, you have to move on, you have to concern yourself with the guys that are in the locker room," Boldin said.

No team is facing more turnover in the NFL than San Francisco, which will lose 8,728 combined snaps from players in 2014, more than 700 more than the Eagles, who lost just over 8,000 snaps of from players last season.

It wasn't just retirement. The team lost seven notable players in free agency, including the starting receiver opposite Boldin, Michael Crabtree, who signed with the Oakland Raiders.

Still, despite the turnover, Boldin hasn't lost faith in the 49ers' ability to compete in 2015.

"Energy level is high. Expectations doesn’t change. If you’re not playing to win the championship, then you don’t need to be in this locker room. That’s the only reason I come here to play," said Boldin. "If I felt like we didn’t have a chance, I probably wouldn’t be here."

Boldin heads into the new year fourth among active receivers with 12,406 receiving yards, behind Reggie Wayne, Andre Johnson and Steve Smith. Since joining San Francisco via trade in the spring of 2013, Boldin has registered back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons.

The 49ers replaced Crabtree with Boldin's old friend, Torrey Smith, with whom Boldin won the Super Bowl against San Francisco at the end of 2012 with the Ravens.

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