Gore agrees to three-year extension with 49ers


Gore agrees to three-year extension with 49ers

Aug. 30, 201149ERS PAGE 49ERS VIDEO

Matt Maiocco
Running back Frank Gore said early Tuesday that he wants to be a 49er for life.He capped the day by agreeing to a three-year extension with the team, ending a period of anxiety about his future in San Francisco.Per a league source, Gore and the team agreed to terms on a three-year extension. Comcast SportsNet Bay Area confirmed the original report via an independent league source.The reported figures are 21 million for the three years, with 13.5 million of that guaranteed. Coupled with his current deal, which pays him 4.9 million in 2011, Gore can earn 25.9 million over the next four years.The news and the terms were first reported by ProFootballTalk.com.RELATED: Frank Gore career stats game logs
In a sign that the deal might be imminent, Gore told reporters Tuesday that his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, had an all-day meeting with the 49ers on Monday.Head coach Jim Harbaugh was asked about the negotiations and had this to say, before news of the deal leaked out:"Frank is a true 49er. I've said that from when I first got here," Harbaugh said. "That's how I thought I would feel about Frank Gore. Now, I know how I feel about Frank Gore. The guy is awesome. Somebody should do a movie. Somebody should do the Frank Gore story, because it's an awesome story."
Gore, 28, has led the 49ers in rushing all six of his NFL seasons. On 1,371 career rushing attempts, he has gained 6,414 yards (4.7 average) and 35 touchdowns. He has caught 270 passes for 2,283 yards and nine touchdowns. In six years, he has missed 10 games, including five last season with a hairline fracture of his hip.
With 6,414 career yards, Gore is No. 3 on the team's all-time rushing list, trailing only Roger Craig (7,064) and the late Joe Perry (7,344).

After getting benched vs Bears, Colin Kaepernick to start vs Jets

After getting benched vs Bears, Colin Kaepernick to start vs Jets

Colin Kaepernick will remain as the 49ers’ starting quarterback on Sunday against the New York Jets.

Offensive coordinator Curtis Modkins made the announcement on Tuesday while coach Chip Kelly was in Maine for services for his father, E. Paul Kelly, who passed away on Friday.

Kaepernick has started the past seven games for the 49ers, during which time the club has gone winless. The 49ers (1-11) are on a franchise-long 11 game-losing streak.

Kaepernick went 1 of 5 on Sunday for just four yards in the 49ers’ 26-6 loss to the Chicago Bears. Kaepernick was also sacked five times for minus-25 yards before getting benched in favor of Blaine Gabbert.

“We had been playing good football on offense and the thing had been trending in the right direction,” Modkins said.

A week earlier against the Miami Dolphins, Kaepernick threw for 296 yards and three touchdowns and also rushed for 113 yards as the 49ers rolled up 475 yards of total offense.

Kelly said the 49ers made the switch at quarterback early in the fourth quarter on Sunday against the Bears in hopes Gabbert would provide a spark. Gabbert started the 49ers’ first five games of the season before Kaepernick replaced him.

Ex-49ers RB Frank Gore moves to No. 8 on all-time list

Ex-49ers RB Frank Gore moves to No. 8 on all-time list

Frank Gore continues to move up the list of the top rushers in NFL history.

Gore, the 49ers’ all-time leading ground-gainer, picked up 79 yards on 20 rushing attempts Monday night in the Indianapolis Colts’ 41-10 victory over the New York Jets.

Gore moved past Tony Dorsett and into eighth place on the NFL’s all-time list with 12,789 yards. Next up is Eric Dickerson at No. 7 with 13,259 yards.

The only retired player in the top 11 all-time rushers who is not in the Pro Football Hall of Fame is LaDainian Tomlinson. He is eligible for the induction for the first time in 2017. The only other running back in the top 15 who is not in the Hall of Fame is Edgerrin James at No. 12.

In 10 seasons with the 49ers, Gore gained a club-record 11,073 yards. In 28 games with the Colts, Gore has 1,716 yards.

After coming up just 33 yards short of the 1,000-yard mark in his first year in Indianapolis, Gore needs 251 yards in the final four games for the ninth 1,000-yard season of his 12-year career.