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Colts head coach Chuck Pagano made comments indicating that the team expects Gore to handle a heavy workload in 2015, CSN Bay Area reports. "He's a tough, hard-nosed, every-down back. He can play all three downs," Pagano said of Gore. "I don't think we would've gone after him and made the investment and made the decision to bring him in if we didn't feel that way."
While it's no secret that the Colts plan to use Gore as their primary back for early downs, it's somewhat less clear how the passing-down work will be split up. Gore has an excellent reputation as a pass blocker, but he didn't catch many balls over his final few seasons in San Francisco, while Dan Herron did nice work for the Colts in that department during the team's playoff run.
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The Colts have agreed to terms with Gore, the team's official site reports.
Gore, who had reportedly been closing in on an deal with the Eagles, had a change of heart and will now head to Indianapolis, where he's in line to head the team's backfield in 2015. At this stage, there's still some moving parts on that front, but Dan Herron figures to contribute to the unit in a complementary role.
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Gore plans to sign a three-year contract with the Colts, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
Gore was reportedly closing in on an agreement with the Eagles, only to change his mind before the official start of free agency. He's now headed to Indianapolis, where rumors suggest he'll be joined by Andre Johnson, who is also a part of the Miami Hurricanes family. It sounds as if Gore's deal is all but official, while Johnson's landing spot remains uncertain. Gore would lead the Indianapolis backfield, with Daniel Herron perhaps serving as the third-down back.
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According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Gore is thought to be reconsidering his reported pending deal with the Eagles.
With negotiations evidently still ongoing, Rapoport suggests that the Colts could enter the mix for Gore, who can't officially sign with a new team before Tuesday, in any case.
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Gore plans to sign with the Eagles, ESPN.com reports.
Details of his anticipated deal aren't yet available, and can't be made official before Tuesday, in any case, but assuming no change of heart for Gore, the long-time 49er will be in line to fill the void in the Eagles' offense created by the team's trade of fellow RB LeSean McCoy to Buffalo.
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The 49ers reportedly believe that Gore is on track to head elsewhere in free agency, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.
Previous reports suggested that 49ers CEO Jed York hoped that San Francisco would "figure out a way" to re-sign Gore, but per Rapoport, it looks like the team may end up parting ways with the running back, who will turn 32 in May. In such a scenario, Gore -- who is coming off the fourth consecutive season in which he's topped 1,100 rushing yards -- should garner his share of interest in free agency.
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49ers CEO Jed York said he thinks San Francisco will "figure out a way" to re-sign Gore, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Regardless of whether York's optimism is realistic, the comments make it clear that the 49ers will make a sincere effort to re-sign Gore. The running back market is flooded with options both in the draft and free agency, so Gore's price shouldn't be very high.
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The 49ers have begun talking with Gore about a new contract, NFL.com reports.While Gore is considered more likely than Michael Crabtree to return, it's far from a sure thing that the veteran running back will stick around. The 49ers may want 2014 second-round selection Carlos Hyde to lead their backfield, so it's possible the team will talk to Gore about accepting a reduced role. Although he'll be 32 by the start of next season, Gore has aged gracefully enough to draw interest in free agency as a potential starter.
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Gore had 25 carries for 144 yards and caught 2-of-3 targets for five yards in Sunday's 20-17 win over the Cardinals.
Facing a tough rush defense, Gore had one of his best performances of the season, in what could be the last game of his career in San Francisco. He has expressed interest in returning to the team, but with Carlos Hyde around, it might be a long shot. In any event, he finished the year with solid numbers on the ground, rushing for 1,106 yards and four touchdowns on 255 carries.
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Gore (concussion) had 26 carries for 158 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's overtime loss to the Chargers.
Gore made the Chargers defense look ridiculous on his 52-yard touchdown run in the first quarter, and he was his usual punishing and effective self on his other 25 totes. With the 49ers out of playoff contention, Gore is out to prove to teams that he deserves a rich contract as a free agent this offseason, though he may run into trouble next week against the Cardinals' stout front seven.