More talks planned, 49ers' Gore frustrated

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More talks planned, 49ers' Gore frustrated

Aug. 26, 2011MAIOCCO ARCHIVE
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Frank Gore's frustration has grown to the point that those around him say they've never seen the 49ers' running back as frustrated as he's been over the past couple weeks.One team source said Gore has uncharacteristically "snapped" at some of the team's assistant coaches as his concern has grown over not receiving a contract extension. Gore is signed through the upcoming season at approximately 5 million.Gore is not pleased he has played more in the exhibition season than in previous years, which puts him more at risk for injury while he awaits a new contract, the source said. Gore said this week he wants a contract extension prior to the start of the regular season so he can concentrate solely on playing football.Miami-based agent Drew Rosenhaus is scheduled to arrive in the Bay Area on Monday for a second round of face-to-face talks with 49ers chief negotiator Paraag Marathe, CSN Bay Area confirmed Friday. Rosenhaus' trip to visit the 49ers was on Aug. 5, just four days after Gore ended a brief holdout and reported to training camp. Rosenhaus told Gore that contract talks are "going slow," Gore said this week.
Gore, 28, enters his seventh NFL season as the third all-time rusher in 49ers history with 6,414 yards. He ranks behind only Joe Perry (7,344) and Roger Craig (7,064)."The best thing we can say is we're doing everything we can to make Frank a 49er for life and whether that gets accomplished in the near future or not remains to be seen," 49ers general manager Trent Baalke this week told Pat Kirwan and Tim Ryan of SiriusXM NFL Radio. (Ryan is the analyst on the 49ers television network for exhibition games.)Gore said this week he wants to play his entire career with the 49ers. But what if he does not get the contract extension?"I'd be upset, but I'm still a football player," Gore said. "I want to be here for my whole career. That's up to upstairs, the team. If they want me here, I want to be here. I'm just going to come out every day and practice hard."It seems unlikely that trading Gore would be much of an option. After all, any team willing to send the 49ers the kind of compensation it would take to acquire Gore would also have to come through with a lucrative contract extension.While Gore is said to be looking for an extension along the lines of of what Carolina gave DeAngelo Williams (five years, 43 million, 21 million guaranteed), it seems more likely the 49ers will offer an extension of up to three years.

Kirk Cousins watches Kyle Shanahan's offense carve up Packers

Kirk Cousins watches Kyle Shanahan's offense carve up Packers

Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins is scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent. His uncertain status has led to speculation presumptive 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan will be interested in acquiring him in the offseason.

On Sunday, Cousins got a first-hand look at his former coach’s offense.

Cousins posted a photo on Instagram from the stands at the Georgia Dome, where the Atlanta Falcons and their high-octane offense blasted the Green Bay Packers, 44-21, in the NFC Championship game.

Cousins wrote the caption, “Watching two of the best in the world do what they do & taking notes to make it to this game next year -score a lot of points!”

Washington finished third in the NFC East and out of the playoffs with an 8-7-1 record.

Shanahan, the Falcons’ offensive coordinator, coached Cousins for the first two seasons of his NFL career with Washington on the staff of his father, Mike Shanahan. Cousins appeared in just eight games with four starts in 2012 and ’13.

Cousins' career has taken off in the past two seasons while starting all 32 regular-season games. He completed 67 percent of his passes this season with 25 touchdowns and 12 interceptions and a passer rating of 97.2.

Washington placed the franchise tag on Cousins this season at nearly $20 million. He franchise tag is expected to be approximately $24 million in 2017.

If Washington places the non-exclusive franchise tag on Cousins, a team could sign him to an offer sheet at the cost of two first-round draft picks or negotiate a trade with Washington for a lesser amount.

Conflicting reports over Tomsula to Washington

Conflicting reports over Tomsula to Washington

Former 49ers head coach Jim Tomsula reportedly might be back in the NFL after a one-year hiatus.

Tomsula, who spent his first eight NFL seasons as a defensive line coach, could be returning to that job with Washington, Carol Maloney of NBC4 reported on Sunday. But according to the Washington Post, a deal is not done between the two sides.

If the deal were to happen Tomsula would be rejoining Washington defensive coordinator Greg Manusky and general manager Scot McCloughan, both of whom he worked with while members of the 49ers organization.

Tomsula was promoted to the head-coaching job over finalist Adam Gase two years ago after the 49ers' “mututal parting” with coach Jim Harbaugh. Tomsula was fired after the 49ers went 5-11 in 2015. Chip Kelly was hired to replace Tomsula. Kelly was fired after the 49ers went 2-14, including a franchise-worst 13-game losing streak.