IRFrank Gore
RB NYJ (10)
Wed 10/7/20 2:04 PM

Gore is expected to return to a backup role for Sunday's game against the Cardinals, as Le'Veon Bell (hamstring) was designated to return from injured reserve Wednesday and looks on track to be activated later this week, Ethan Greenberg of the Jets' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Gore averaged 17 touches per game over the past three weeks while serving as the Jets' lead option at running back, but the former will likely see his carries and targets take a big hit with Bell expected to rejoin the mix. Even with the uptick in volume, Gore wasn't able to take advantage, as he failed to score a touchdown in any of the three games Bell missed while averaging just 3.1 yards per carry.

IRFrank Gore
RB NYJ (10)
Fri 10/2/20 1:07 AM

Gore rushed 13 times for 30 yards and brought in one of two targets for six yards in the Jets' 37-28 loss to the Broncos on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

The ageless Gore once again carried the bulk of the workload for the Jets' ground attack, but as was the case in the last two games, he found running room at a premium. Gore averaged just 2.3 yards per rush Thursday, as New York's offensive line seemed unable to run block or pass protect. With latest reports indicating Le'Veon Bell (hamstring) will likely be ready to return for a Week 5 home matchup against the Cardinals on Sunday, Oct. 11, Gore may have played his last game for now with the burden of the running game primarily on his shoulders.

IRFrank Gore
RB NYJ (10)
Sun 9/27/20 8:55 PM

Gore carried the ball 15 times for 57 yards and caught his only target for five yards in Sunday's 36-7 loss to the Colts.

EDGE Analysis

The 37-year-old got a surprisingly solid workload considering how quickly the Jets fell behind in the game, but Gore wasn't able to do much with his touches. His outlook won't improve much in Week 4 against a Broncos defense that just held the Buccaneers' backfield to only 68 rushing yards and 2.7 yards per carry.

IRFrank Gore
RB NYJ (10)
Sun 9/20/20 4:54 PM

Gore rushed 21 times for 63 yards and failed to bring in either of his two targets in Sunday's 31-13 loss to the 49ers.

EDGE Analysis

Gore took on a workhorse role with Le'Veon Bell (hamstring) out, but he averaged a meager 3.0 yards per carry. The top four wide receivers on New York's depth chart are all injured, so the team continued to feed Gore despite trailing in the game from the very first play. Expect a similar game plan when New York travels to Indianapolis to take on another one of Gore's former teams.

IRFrank Gore
RB NYJ (10)
Wed 9/16/20 3:34 PM

Coach Adam Gase said Wednesday that Gore will serve as the Jets' starting running back Sunday against the 49ers, David Lombardi of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Gore is locked in atop the New York's depth chart following Le'Veon Bell's (hamstring) move to injured reserve Tuesday. After managed 24 yards on six carries against the Bills in Week 1, Gore should be in line for a notable increase in touches Week 2, so long as the Jets can avoid falling behind early. The team recently added Kalen Ballage to provide depth behind Gore, and rookie fourth-round pick La'Mical Perine (ankle) could see change-of-pace work if he's able to shake his injury ahead of the weekend. Additionally, Josh Adams could be promoted from the practice squad and factor into the backfield rotation, as he did Week 1.

IRFrank Gore
RB NYJ (10)
Tue 9/15/20 4:45 PM

Gore is expected to serve as the Jets' starting running back Sunday against the 49ers after Le'Veon Bell (hamstring) was placed on injured reserve, Dennis Waszak Jr. of the Associated Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bell's placement on IR means he'll be sidelined for at least three games, clearing the way for take the top spot on the depth chart. Though Bell missed the entire second half of the Jets' Week 1 loss to the Bills with the injury, a negative game script left limited work available for Gore, an early down specialist who doesn't represent much of a passing threat. Gore still managed 24 yards on six carries across his 14 offensive snaps, and he should see his workload pick up against San Francisco if the Jets can avoid falling into an early double-digit deficit. La'Mical Perine (ankle) is on hand as a change-of-pace option, though it's not a lock that he'll be available for Week 2. The Jets will likely promote Josh Adams -- who split work with Gore in Week 1 after Bell's early exit -- from their practice squad in the coming days, and the team could look to add a running back outside the organization to provide some more depth at the position.

IRFrank Gore
RB NYJ (10)
Sun 9/13/20 4:20 PM

Gore rushed six times for 24 yards but wasn't targeted in the passing game in Sunday's 27-17 loss to the Bills.

EDGE Analysis

Gore took on a larger role in the second half after Le'Veon Bell left the game with a hamstring injury, though there weren't many rushing opportunities to go around with the Jets trying to dig out of a 21-0 hole. The Jets also have Josh Adams, who rushed twice for eight yards and a touchdown in garbage time, but coach Adam Gase's well-known affinity for Gore suggests the veteran would become New York's featured back should Bell have to join rookie La'Mical Perine (ankle) on the sidelines for the Week 2 clash with the 49ers or beyond.

IRFrank Gore
RB NYJ (10)
Sun 8/16/20 10:17 AM

Gore (hamstring) took part in the team portion of Sunday's practice, Al Iannazzone of Newsday reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Jets kept Gore out Friday as a precautionary measure due to a hamstring issue, but with a few days of rest the 16-year pro was back and participating in the more rigorous part of on-field work. Behind starter Le'Veon Bell, Gore likely is vying with fourth-round rookie La'Mical Perine for reps.

IRFrank Gore
RB NYJ (10)
Fri 8/14/20 11:40 AM

Gore was held out of Friday's practice with a hamstring injury, Brian Costello of the New York Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News suggests the injury isn't considered serious. Gore has a month to get healthy before the start of the regular season, plus he already has experience working with Adam Gase (for the Dolphins in 2018). The 37-year-old figures to serve as Le'Veon Bell's backup, though his absence from practice could create an opportunity for La'Mical Perine, Kenneth Dixon or Josh Adams to make an impression.

IRFrank Gore
RB NYJ (10)
Tue 5/5/20 11:19 AM

Gore agreed Tuesday with the Jets on a one-year contract, the running back's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, told Adam Schefter of ESPN.

EDGE Analysis

Though Gore was most interested in reuniting with his hometown Dolphins this offseason to potentially cap off his career, he'll instead latch on with one of Miami's AFC East rivals for his 16th NFL season. The soon-to-be 37-year-old's familiarity with Jets coach Adam Gase from their time together with the Dolphins during the 2018 season likely factored heavily into Gore's decision to join New York. After averaging a career-low 3.6 yards per carry with Buffalo in 2019 and providing little impact as a pass catcher, Gore doesn't appear to have much left to offer from an on-field perspective at this stage of his career. Expect him to handle only a limited role behind lead back Le'Veon Bell, with much of Gore's work likely to come in short-yardage situations.