Seeking salary-cap relief, the Baltimore Ravens desperately want Anquan Boldin to accept a $2 million reduction in pay for the 2013 season. A man of principle, Boldin is sticking to his guns about playing under the contract he originally signed.

With both sides at a standstill, general manager Ozzie Newsome has come up with a solution that could strengthen a fierce competitor while leaving his team worse off in the long run. The Baltimore Sun reports the Ravens have traded Boldin to the 49ers in exchange for a sixth-round draft pick. Per ESPN's Adam Schefter, the trade is contingent on Boldin -- currently on an African mission -- passing a physical.