NFL • The 49ers and receiver Anquan Boldin agreed Monday to a two-year, $12 million contract ($9 million guaranteed), keeping quarterback Colin Kaepernick's top target from hitting free agency. Boldin, who was set to become a free agent next week, led San Francisco with 85 catches, 1,179 yards and seven touchdowns last season.
• The NFL formally designated New Orleans' Jimmy Graham as a tight end Monday for the purposes of his franchise tag value, set at $7.05 million unless Graham and the Saints can agree on a long-term deal. Graham splits out as a receiver on most plays, so there was a push to give him a receiver's tag, worth $12.1 million. Graham could file a grievance and have an arbitrator pick his tag.
• Tennessee has agreed to a multiyear contract with safety Bernard Pollard, who started all 16 games last season and led the Titans with 142 tackles, including 93 solo stops. He also had three interceptions.