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Receivers deliver hits, catch heat

The Cardinals' Anquan Boldin and the Steelers' Hines Ward share a similar hard-hitting, unapologetic style, writes John Clayton.

Originally Published: January 28, 2009
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

TAMPA, Fla. -- College and pro football may be evolving into more of a finesse sport with the growing tendency to spread the field with receivers, but the Cardinals' Anquan Boldin and the Steelers' Hines Ward have a different agenda. They love to spread some pain, delivering a few blows to those trying to stop them.

Boldin, considered by many in the NFL to be the most physical receiver in football, was asked whether Ward would be considered second.

"I would ...

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