More talks planned, 49ers' Gore frustrated

August 26, 2011, 7:57 pm
Share This Post

Follow @MaioccoCSN
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.

More Team Talk