The Gang Green signed a future Hall of Famer, RB Frank Gore, to a 1-year deal, adding more depth and a whole lot of experience to their backfield. Gore, who will turn 37 in just a few days, is third on the all-time NFL rushing list, trailing only Walter Payton and Emmitt Smith. He's played in 226 games (204 starts) over his 15-year career, which is quite a remarkable feat for a position where hardly anyone lasts over 10 years.
Last year Gore played for the Buffalo Bills, his 4th NFL team. He rushed for 599 yards and scored 2 touchdowns. This was the least productive year of his illustrious career. Gore also spent one year in Miami where he was coached by Adam Gase. Gase stated that he wanted to lessen RB Le'Veon Bell's workload and bringing Gore aboard is going to do just that. Gore should also play the mentor role to recently drafted RB La'Mical Perine.
Gore made five Pro Bowl appearances, all of them while playing for the 49ers. San Francisco selected him in the 3rd round of the 2005 NFL Draft. In his second year in the league Gore ran for a career high 1,695 yards and 8 touchdowns. He crossed the 1,000-yard rushing mark seven more times with the 49ers and then in 2016 with the Colts.