Anquan Boldin isn't ready to confirm Saturday's report that he rejected the Baltimore Ravens' proposal for a reduced salary, but he's no longer entertaining the idea of retirement if he's released

"When I signed with the Ravens, I signed for four years," Boldin told USA Today on Saturday. "With me, it's all about principles. At no point, no matter how well I played, would I come back to the table and say, 'I need more money.'"

Boldin emphasized that he "loves everything about the Ravens," but will have to talk and pray with his family about the next step he takes if the team reportedly follows through on their threat to cut him loose.

"I know how the Ravens feel about me, from a coaching standpoint, from an organizational standpoint, from guys in the locker room," Boldin said. "But sometimes the business side doesn't express that."