Frank Gore is showing one heck of a cut-back move.
According to multiple reports, including one from NFL.com, the free-agent running back is reconsidering his handshake deal with the Eagles and now the Colts are back in the mix as far as his next team. No free agent can sign a deal until 1 p.m. Tuesday.
Indianapolis long has been an intriguing destination for Gore. A few reasons: 1.) Gore wouldn’t face a lot of loaded defensive boxes with Andrew Luck playing quarterback. 2). He’d be reunited with offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski, who was with Gore at the University of Miami and 3.) The Colts seemingly have a good shot at reaching the Super Bowl.
According to a source close to Gore, 31, his top preference would be to return to the 49ers. However, San Francisco’s offer -- which is believed to top out at $4 million -- has been well below that of the other teams bidding on him. The Eagles’ deal was reported to be for three years, averaging more than $5 million a season and with $7.5 million guaranteed.
Gore believes he proved last season that he is still a starting running back and is looking for assurance that he will be a team’s No. 1 running back.
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