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"We're just playing it by ear right now," he said. "We're going to be smart about it because the ultimate goal is to play on Sunday."
He scoffed at any suggested that his participation would be limited.
"If I'm out there," Boldin said, "I'm out there."
Boldin caught 89 passes for 1,038 yards and 11 touchdowns in the regular season, despite missing four games with injuries.
His facial bones were fractured on a brutal hit from the New York Jets' Eric Smith on Sept. 28. Smith was fined $50,000 and suspended a game because of the hit, although Boldin that it was "just football."
Boldin had seven plates and more than 40 screws inserted to repair the damage. Still, he missed only two games.
Such experiences make him grateful to be back.
"I'm thankful for every day I step out on the field," he said. "I've had a number of injuries that probably could have been career ending, but I've been given a second chance. Every time I step out I think of that."
He also cherishes another shot at the Eagles, because he felt he didn't play well in Philadelphia's 48-20 Thanksgiving night rout of Arizona.
"It's rare you get a second chance at anything," Boldin said, "so I'll make the most of it Sunday."
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