Fair or not, there's a belief in the Cardinals organization that Anquan Boldin's decision not to work out at the team facility has contributed to his injury problems. Ken Whisenhunt, like most coaches, puts great emphasis on off-season workouts with strength coach John Lott. Receiver Larry Fitzgerald is a disciple of Lott's and has managed to avoid the groin and hamstring pulls suffered by others at his position. For contract reasons, Boldin has chosen to work out on his own the past few years. Make no mistake, the contrasting health issues of Fitzgerald and Boldin will be pointed out to other players when making the case to participate in off-season training under Lott.
Boldin turns 30 in October, and I think the Cardinals will be earnest in their efforts to trade him this off-season. It's hard to say, however, what he's worth. Last spring, the best offer the team said it received was a third-round pick and a player. My hunch is the Cardinals would consider that offer more seriously this season.