“Get outta my face Eagles!”
The Philadelphia Eagles are reportedly interested in pursuing San Francisco 49ers RB Frank Gore once the 5-time Pro Bowler becomes a free agent on Tuesday.
According to Eliot Shorr-Parks of NJ.com, the Eagles have expressed interest in Gore and may be willing to sign him on Day 1 of free agency when the unrestricted FA period begins on Tuesday.
Since Gore is technically still under contract with the Eagles until the UFA period begins, the Eagles cannot make an negotiations with Gore beforehand.
The 49ers’ all-time leading rusher, Gore is second among all-active players in rushing yards with 11,073 since 2005. In 10 NFL seasons Gore has recorded over 1,000 rushing yards eight times. He is a five-time Pro Bowler and was an All-Pro as a sophomore in 2006. However, Gore was limited in his carries in 2014 despite starting all 16 games. And his 69.1 yards/game were his lowest mark since his rookie season.
The Eagles are in serious need of help in the RB position after trading away former NFL rushing leader LeSean McCoy to the Buffalo Bills. But whatever the Philadelphia Eagles offer Gore in the end, it may not be starting-caliber money or a primary starting job.