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Frank Gore | Running Back

Team: Indianapolis Colts
Age / DOB:  (32) / 5/14/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 217
College: Miami (FL)
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Coach Chuck Pagano made it clear at the NFL owners' meetings that the Colts envision Frank Gore as a workhorse and every-down back.
He'll take on full-time running back duties ahead of Dan Herron, Vick Ballard, and Zurlon Tipton. Even at 32, the Colts think Gore can be a high-volume bellcow. "Some guys are like that. Carry 1-20, they’re OK. And 20-30, they keep getting better as you wear defenses down. And I think Frank is that type of runner," said Pagano. "He’s a tough, hard-nosed, every-down back. He can play all three downs. He’s a great protector in pass pro. He catches the ball out of the backfield. We all know what he can do as a runner on early downs. He loves football." Mar 24 - 3:21 PM

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Colts signed RB Frank Gore, formerly of the 49ers, to a three-year, $12 million contract.

The deal will include $7.5M guaranteed. It's slightly better than the deal Gore originally agreed to with the Eagles, but his reversal likely had more to do with the offensive stability in Indy. Gore, still a solid north-south runner with elite pass-protection skills at age 31, will move in front of Boom Herron as the starter and should't have a problem getting 200-220 carries.
Mar 10 - 12:24 PM

Sources tell FOX Sports Frank Gore pulled out of his deal with the Eagles in part because he was more intrigued by the chance to play in the Colts' offense.

Gore is expected to get slightly more money when he signs with Indy, but reportedly had concerns about an Eagles offense with question marks at both quarterback and wide receiver. A source also said Gore indicated to a friend he was concerned with what he heard about Chip Kelly's overbearing approach. Gore leaving Philly appears to have also cost the Eagles Andre Johnson, as the ex-Texan is now reportedly on his way to Indy as well.
Source: Fox Sports
Mar 10 - 11:55 AM

According to FOX's Mike Garafolo, all indications are free agent Frank Gore in now "intent" on joining the Colts.

Gore appears set to leave the Eagles at the altar, instead choosing to hitch his wagon to Andrew Luck. He'd move ahead of Dan Herron as Indy's feature back and give Luck one of the game's best pass-protecting running backs. It's reasonable to think the Eagles' apparent lack of direction in personnel moves gave Gore cold feet and he sees a better chance to win a Super Bowl in Indy.
Mar 9 - 8:09 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter confirms free agent Frank Gore has gotten "cold feet" on signing with the Eagles, and is drawing interest from the Colts.

Per Schefter, the Eagles are "now in the market for other running backs." Considering GM/coach Chip Kelly's low tolerance for nonsense, this potential union might be irreparable after every weekend report suggested Gore-to-Philly was a done deal. From a fantasy standpoint, Indy would be almost as good a landing place for Gore as Philly.
Mar 9 - 7:11 PM

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports free agent Frank Gore is "reconsidering" signing with the Eagles.

Gore's three-year deal with the Eagles has been widely reported as finished, with the terms including $7.5 million guaranteed over the first two seasons. Perhaps the 49ers have gotten cold feet about letting their veteran leader walk following Monday's retirement revelations surrounding Justin Smith and Patrick Willis. Per Rapsheet, the Colts are a team to watch for the 31 year old's services. A reversal would be a big loss for the Eagles, who were reportedly interested in Mark Ingram before going hard after Gore.
Mar 9 - 6:55 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Frank Gore's deal with the Eagles will be for three years, and include $7.5 million guaranteed across the first two.

That's a huge gamble considering Gore turns 32 in May, but he's yet to show any real signs of weardown. Philly's pursuit of Gore and Mark Ingram is an indication Chip Kelly wants a more power-based running attack. We have a hard time believing anyone else came close to offering Gore $7.5 million guaranteed.
Mar 8 - 5:03 PM

Sources tell ESPN's Adam Schefter that free agent RB Frank Gore has told people he will sign with the Eagles this week.

So much for a depressed running back market. Just hours after exiled Eagle LeSean McCoy landed $16M in 2015 salary to play for the Bills, Gore gets a reported $7M in guarantees to replace him. It's a very pricey sum for a 32-year-old (in May) running back with 2,442 carries across 10 NFL seasons, but his no-nonsense downhill style and exceptional pass-protection skills appeal to Chip Kelly. Expect Gore, Darren Sproles and possibly Chris Polk to form something of a three-headed monster in Philly while the Carlos Hyde era is now officially underway in San Francisco.
Mar 8 - 4:32 PM

Yahoo's Rand Getlin reports the Eagles have an offer on the table for free agent Frank Gore that includes $7 million in guarantees.

Per Getlin, the deal would average more than $5 million annually. It's possible all $7 million of the guaranteed money would be on the books for 2015. Gore remained highly productive in 2014, but it would be a princely sum for a 32-year-old back (in May) who has racked up massive workloads for over a decade.
Mar 8 - 3:41 PM

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports the 49ers believe free agent Frank Gore is heading elsewhere.

Owner Jed York is on the record as expecting to keep Gore, but he's now been connected to the Eagles and Colts. It appears the soon-to-be 31 year old is finding more coin elsewhere. Gore is reportedly seeking $4 million per year, which is what the Saints gave Mark Ingram on Saturday.
Mar 8 - 2:36 PM

CSN Bay Area reports the Colts and free agent Frank Gore have "mutual interest in working toward a contract."

This isn't the first we've heard of a possible Colts-Gore union, and we like the fit. The Colts are legit Super Bowl contenders with Andrew Luck, and Gore is looking for $4 million per year on what will likely be his final contract. GM Ryan Grigson has been known to overpay, whether that's on him or owner Jim Irsay. Coach Chuck Pagano loves his former Miami Hurricanes, and Gore fits the bill.
Mar 8 - 12:37 PM

NJ.com reports that the Eagles have "serious interest" in free agent Frank Gore.

Per reporter Eliot Shorr-Parks, the interest in mutual, and a deal "could get done as early as Tuesday." Gore is reportedly seeking $4 million per year, the same amount Mark Ingram got from the Saints. The Eagles were previously connected to Ingram. Gore would be the power back in Chip Kelly's committee. It's doubtful he could get $4 million for 2015 in Philly, but the Eagles are awash in cap space.
Source: NJ.com
Mar 8 - 1:17 AM

49ers CEO Jed York said the team will "figure out a way" to keep free agent RB Frank Gore.

With a glut of talent on the free agent market and in the draft, Gore may struggle to find the reported $4 million per year he is looking for outside of San Francisco. The 31-year-old Gore was still effective in 2014, averaging 4.3 yards per carry against routinely stacked boxes. Even with Carlos Hyde waiting in the wings, the 49ers would be smart to retain Gore.
Mar 7 - 1:31 PM

Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports says free agent Frank Gore is looking to be paid $4 million per year.

The Niners like what they see from Carlos Hyde but it's going to be hard for them to pass on Gore, a franchise cornerstone and one of the league's most consistent rushers. Even with Hyde breathing down his neck, the 31-year-old still managed 1,106 yards and four touchdowns in 2014. La Canfora believes the 49ers are the only team willing to pay Gore his desired $4 million salary.
Source: CBS Sports
Feb 20 - 12:55 PM

49ers GM Trent Baalke said the team would like to re-sign free agent Frank Gore.

"We’re still working on it," Baalke said. "It’ll take some time to resolve. It’s our intention to have Frank back." Gore questioned whether the 49ers wanted him back last weekend, so the two sides talked this week. The 49ers may want Gore back, but they're up against the salary cap. Gore could potentially make more money elsewhere with a team like the Colts looking for that final piece.
Feb 18 - 11:44 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Andrew Luck
2Matt Hasselbeck
3Bryan Bennett
RB1Frank Gore
2Dan Herron
3Josh Robinson
4Zurlon Tipton
5Vick Ballard
GLB1Frank Gore
2Dan Herron
3RB1Frank Gore
2Dan Herron
FB1Tyler Varga
WR11T.Y. Hilton
2Phillip Dorsett
3Griff Whalen
4Vincent Brown
5Ezell Ruffin
WR21Andre Johnson
2Donte Moncrief
3Duron Carter
4Ryan Lankford
5Quan Bray
WR31Donte Moncrief
TE1Dwayne Allen
2Coby Fleener
3Jack Doyle
4Erik Swoope
5Jean Sifrin
K1Adam Vinatieri