49ers CEO Jed York: 'I think we'll figure out a way' to keep Frank Gore

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49ers CEO Jed York: 'I think we'll figure out a way' to keep Frank Gore
Sunday March 8th, 2015

Asked about the possibility of keeping running back Frank Gore, San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York told the San Francisco Chronicle, "I think we'll figure out a way. That's my feeling."

Gore, 32 in May, is due to become a free agent for the first time in his career on Tuesday. He has played all 10 of his seasons with the 49ers, appearing in a full 16 games over each of the past four seasons and five overall.

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[daily_cut.nfl]Last season, Gore rushed 255 times for 1,106 yards and four touchdowns. He also caught 11 passes for 111 yards and a touchdown.

In 2011, Gore signed a three-year, $21 million contract extension. He made $3.3 million in each of the past two seasons for a cap hit of $6.45 million. Reports have indicated Gore is seeking $4 million annually this off-season.

“We want him back,” York said to the Chronicle’s Ann Killion. “I think he wants to be here. I know he wants to be here. And I think we'll figure out a way to do it. We'll definitely try. I think we'll figure out a way. That’s my feeling.”

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Among active players, Gore's 2,442 career rushing attempts rank second only to Steven Jackson's 2,743. Gore's 11,073 career rushing yards are also second only to Jackson's 11,388.

Mike Fiammetta

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