Boldin said the Cardinals lied to him. He said that he got promise of new contract but the Cards did not carry out the promise, and he wanted a trade.
The Cardinals said that no trade would be allowed without enough compensation, because there is still 2 years left on Boldin's current contract. And they need more time to deal with Boldin's new contract.
Boldin, who has made the Pro Bowl in three of his six NFL seasons, did not take part in the Cardinals' minicamp last month for sore hamstring, and has not shown on subsequent voluntary practice since.
Cardinals GM Rod Graves said recently he will have a meeting with Boldin's new agent Tom Condon. That might be a sign of coming negotiation about Boldin's new contract.