Thursday, February 25, 2010 by Online Sportsbook
Last off-season, the Cardinals passed on a package to trade Boldin, sources say they were never really close to trading him.

Now the Cardinals are shopping Boldin again and will take less in a trade, just one year later. Boldin is an unrestricted free agent next off-season and has publicly said he wants to leave Arizona for the past two seasons.

After a season of injuries and one year left on his deal, Boldin's trade stock has dropped. Last off-season, the Cardinals wanted a first and a third round pick for Boldin. Now, sources say, they want a second but teams may be able to get him for a third and some change.

The Cardinals don't have a need for Boldin now that Steve Breaston has emerged as a reliable starter. Boldin is seeking Larry Fitzgerald money, four-year $40 million.

Boldin, 29, has struggled to stay healthy his whole career. The Baltimore Ravens and the Miami Dolphins are the top teams rumored to be interested in acquiring Boldin.

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ESPN insider Adam Schefter has made his official prediction for the No. 1 overall pick in April's 2010 NFL Draft, and he says he is confident the St. Louis Rams will pick Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford.

"On the basis of what I've talked to people around the league [about], everything I've heard," Schefter said on a St. Louis ESPN radio spot. "And at some point, it's gonna shift to this guy, and I don't know whether it'll be now or late March."

He also stated that he has yet to talk to anyone inside of the Rams headquarters, but he would take any and all bets on this prediction right now.

Even though the draft is still two months away, Schefter's ability to find and locate insider information may be better than any other sports broadcaster in the business.

Schefter also took a friendly shot at fellow ESPN colleagues Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay for not even including Bradford in their top five.

"I notice that Sam Bradford is not in their top five," said Schefter. "I can promise you that's wrong."

Once his Pro Day comes, Schefter says Bradford will be 100 percent healthy and ready to impress—and a month before the draft, mocks will swing toward Bradford going No. 1, and everyone will say, "Wow. Would and could the Rams take with the No. 1 overall pick Sam Bradford?"

Schefter said he is certain that teams are scared about Bradford's shoulder injury, but he also reminded everyone that no one would have thought that four years after a bad shoulder injury, Drew Brees would win a Super Bowl.

Schefter is one of the top insiders in the business, but remember when everyone thought Reggie Bush was a lock as a No. 1 pick.

Schefter is right probably 98 percent of the time with his deep connections in the NFL, but there is always that two percent that looms and can take effect at any time.