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Anquan Boldin says he wants to return to 49ers

Associated Press

If Anquan Boldin makes one catch in Sunday’s game in Detroit, he will become the 13th player in NFL history to reach 1,000 receptions.

But while that milestone seems likely with two games remaining this season, his future with the 49ers is questionable.

Boldin, 35, will be an unrestricted free agent after the season, and expressed interest Thursday in returning to San Francisco, where he’s played the past three seasons.

“Definitely. I like it here. I like the people here. The organization has been good to me,” Boldin said.

“And I have roots here now. There’s a lot of people, a lot of relationships that I’ve built in this community. When the time does come, it will just be hard to say goodbye to.”

Boldin is on pace to have fewer than 1,000 yards receiving for the first time since joining the 49ers in 2013, just months after beating them in the Super Bowl with the Baltimore Ravens. Boldin eclipsed 1,000 yards in seven of his previous 12 years, and ranks 17th in league history with 13,097 yards receiving.

Heading into the game against the Lions, San Francisco is at 4-10 after reaching three straight conference title games and a Super Bowl.

Colts sign QB

The Colts have signed quarterback Stephen Morris to the active roster and placed cornerback D’Joun Smith on injured reserve.

The moves come when Indianapolis (6-8) is in need of an emergency quarterback on the roster.

Morris has spent most of the season on the Philadelphia Eagles practice squad and spent the offseason and training camp with Jacksonville before he was waived in September.

Andrew Luck has missed five straight games and was ruled out of Sunday’s game at Miami as he recovers from a lacerated kidney and a partially torn abdominal muscle.

Matt Hasselbeck has started since, but is dealing with back and rib injuries.

Charlie Whitehurst is the only other QB on the roster.

Around the league

Bills coach Rex Ryan says he’s assuming that RB LeSean McCoy, who missed his second straight practice, will not play against Dallas on Sunday because of an injured right knee. … Saints QB Drew Brees appears determined to overcome a right foot injury in time to play against Jacksonville on Sunday. “I have every intention of playing. I’m just trying to find a way to support it.” … Vikings RB Adrian Peterson missed his second straight practice with a sprained left ankle and the NFL’s leading rusher is hopeful he’ll play Sunday night against the Giants. … Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said WR Dez Bryant will play “if he’s healthy,” but he has not practiced this week. Bryant missed five weeks with a broken right foot earlier this season.

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