Anquan Boldin wants to play 15th season in league

Free-agent wide receiver Anquan Boldin wants to play a 15th season in the NFL, his publicist Angela LaChica said Monday.

Boldin, 36, is one of the most prolific receivers in NFL history and is expected to someday be a candidate for Hall of Fame enshrinement. He ranked second among Detroit Lions receivers last season in catches (67) and yards (584) and was first in touchdowns (eight), but he did struggle to separate from defenders.

He is 14th in NFL history in receiving yards with 13,779 -- needing just 120 yards to move past Cris Carter into 13th -- and is second to Larry Fitzgerald (14,389) among active players. He is ninth in NFL history in receptions (1,076) and third among active players behind Fitzgerald (1,125) and Jason Witten (1,089). He's two catches behind Terrell Owens for No. 8 all time.

Boldin's 82 career receiving touchdowns are tied for 23rd with Brandon Marshall and Reggie Wayne, and he's tied with Marshall for third among active players behind Antonio Gates (111) and Fitzgerald (104).

Playing for Arizona, Baltimore, San Francisco and Detroit, he has had seven 1,000-yard seasons -- most recently in 2014, when he had 1,062 yards for the 49ers -- and is a three-time Pro Bowl selection.

Boldin is also well-known for his work off the field. He was named the NFL's Walter Payton Man of the Year after the 2015 season and was one of five NFL players to meet with lawmakers in Washington in November to discuss race relations and police brutality in the United States.

ESPN's Michael Rothstein contributed to this report.