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Gore, Niners to meet on Monday

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Well, here’s a new topic for the water cooler.

Only days after 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh dismissed reports that running back Frank Gore is frustrated with the lack of a new contract and could be requesting a trade, a new report (which we’ve confirmed) indicates that the Niners and Gore will be getting together soon to talk about the source of Frank’s frustration.

Per Adam Schefter of ESPN, the meeting will occur on Monday.

Whether the meeting is more productive than the sit-down between Chris Johnson and the Titans remains to be seen.  The primary difference in this case is that Gore ended his holdout weeks ago.  So we doubt that, when the meeting ends, he’ll be leaving town.

And even if Gore asks for a trade at the meeting, he could be hard pressed to find a team who’ll give him DeAngelo Williams money — and who’d give the Niners what they want in trade.

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25 Responses to “Gore, Niners to meet on Monday”
  1. twitter:Chapman_Jamie says: Aug 26, 2011 11:24 AM

    Jerry will give him the money he wants and ship the 9ers the 1st round draft picks for the next 10 years. Don’t sleep.

  2. catdelmonte says: Aug 26, 2011 11:27 AM

    Just let him walk, the 49ers don’t need him with that superstar Alex Smith at QB.

  3. 1phd says: Aug 26, 2011 11:27 AM

    Fwank, Fwank, Fwank. $5 to 8 million a year is about right or stay healthy for one full season and see what you fetch on the open market. Or are you afraid of getting injured this year, again? In which case you just made the case for $5 to 8 million.

  4. clintonportisheadd says: Aug 26, 2011 11:28 AM

    The obvious solution-trade Gore for Johnson and a malcontent to be named later.

  5. raiderlyfe510 says: Aug 26, 2011 11:30 AM

    I think it’ll be best if the 49ers trade Frank Gore.

    1.To sign 29 year old RB to a big money extension, coming off a career threatening injury, with one year left on his 2nd contract….is bad business.

    2.He holds their offense back as he never wants to come of the field. Harbaugh will have a hard time implementing his different personnel packages without resistance from Frank G.

    Gore is a helluva back, but losing a player of that caliber will have a similar effect as the Packers losing Sterling Sharpe. Losing a great player the you depend on heavily..opens up the rest of your offense. Saw how explosive the offense was when Frank G got injured last year.

  6. raiderlyfe510 says: Aug 26, 2011 11:34 AM

    Miami is looking for offensive explosion..theres your trading partner right there.

  7. catdelmonte says: Aug 26, 2011 11:35 AM

    “Losing a great player the you depend on heavily..opens up the rest of your offense. Saw how explosive the offense was when Frank G got injured last year.”

    Riiiiiiiiiiight (said in a Dr Evil voice)

  8. scudbot says: Aug 26, 2011 11:38 AM

    The opportunity to be on a dysfunctional team forever is not priceless.

  9. raiderlyfe510 says: Aug 26, 2011 11:51 AM

    49ers scored 40 points or close to it..a couple of times in Frank Gore’s absence.

  10. iamgoodkid says: Aug 26, 2011 11:56 AM

    i got an NFL dog now!!!! isn’t he cute i just put the 1900 players name shirt on the dog he’s so cute see i’m hearing barking now he wants me to feed him ok im coming “teams” frank gore is included in the dog’s shirt name too

  11. denardsbig10inchdong says: Aug 26, 2011 12:07 PM

    niners need gore, plain and simple. for some reason (Alex Smith) they dont get enough production out of players they have already (crabtree, vernon davis) and now added braylon to the mix. in all honesty, vernon davis should be a top 3 TE every year and gore (injury nonwithstanding) should be a top 6 RB.

    let go of the alex smith experiment, and draft a QB.

  12. briank1ne says: Aug 26, 2011 12:10 PM

    im seeing alot of ignorant comments in here thusfar. I saw we sign him with stipulations to injury and give him an incentive to work for. you get 1,000 rushing. you get a bonus. you stay healthy. You get a bonus. ETC. Gore is the man and one of the best backs…if not the best back in niner history. Keeping him is a good idea. oh yeah. hes one hell of a blocker too. and with our o-line looking a little shady we could use the extra help.

  13. joerevs300 says: Aug 26, 2011 12:13 PM

    For real this crap is REALLY starting to play havoc with Fantasy Football degenerates…

    Do I draft someone who might not play the whole season, and watch someone else win my league, or do I pass on them only to see them get signed and feel like an idiot?

    Oh the trials of life…and fantasy football.

  14. glac1 says: Aug 26, 2011 12:25 PM

    Gore who??? Isn’t he all about global warming???

  15. pastabelly says: Aug 26, 2011 12:33 PM

    The absolute worst investment any team can make is a long term contract with a running back that runs beyond when the back hits 30. The Curtis Martins of this world are few and far in between.

  16. niner89 says: Aug 26, 2011 12:44 PM

    Denard – they just drafted a QB in the 2nd round of the draft dimwit.

  17. pigskinswag says: Aug 26, 2011 12:52 PM

    The 49ers need to keep Gore, but not at DeAngelo Williams money (lets face it, the Panthers didn’t even need to keep DeAngelo Williams at DeAngelo Williams money), especially with his history of injuries.

  18. deepseabreeze says: Aug 26, 2011 1:18 PM

    i remember a couple weeks back he mentioned he was ready to take the load. seems like the niners front office just won’t give him the proper money shot

  19. Nevis says: Aug 26, 2011 1:32 PM

    @clintonportisheadd

    Ignorant comment. Both backs might be looking for a new deal, but the difference is that Frank Gore SHOWED UP and is being a TEAM PLAYER through the process.

    Chris “I should be the highest paid player in the league” is just sitting on his ass, waiting for chips to fall.

  20. willisaldon9952 says: Aug 26, 2011 1:33 PM

    First Im gonna start of by saying Im a 49er fan second Frank Gore is the best player on our team besides Willis. I would love to see Gore retire a 49er as I would all 49er greats but the fact of the matter is hes 29 years old and for a running back we all know that’s 40 years old in RB years. He gets injured at least once a year and with his hip injury last year idk how he thinks he has any leverage at all, if im Baalke im either signing him to a 2-3 year contract worth about 5 million a year and finding his replacement either through the draft or in free agency or i make a sign and trade deal and pick someone up that fits Harbaugh’s scheme perhaps see what it will take to pick up Toby Gerhart.

  21. sfwillis52 says: Aug 26, 2011 1:37 PM

    I love Gore, but give him and Chris Johnson what they both want. Trade Gore and a 2nd round pick for Johnson. Both players get what they want, the Niners get younger and healthier at the position, and they have millions available to give Johnson the contract he wants

  22. time2speakup says: Aug 26, 2011 1:48 PM

    Frank is giving us Niner Faithful a severe migraine.

    If he is offered and declines a substantial increase over the next three (3) years, then let him play out this season and leave. On a scale of 1 to 9, with Gore being a 9 in most eyes, there are a kuzillion 8′s and near 9′s to fill in the gap.

    Had we gotten Sproles as we should, we wouldn’t even be having this conversation.

  23. briank1ne says: Aug 26, 2011 2:38 PM

    you would rather have sproles over gore? no way. not with our O-line

  24. zl1vette says: Aug 26, 2011 2:50 PM

    time2speakup says: Aug 26, 2011 1:48 PM

    Frank is giving us Niner Faithful a severe migraine.

    If he is offered and declines a substantial increase over the next three (3) years, then let him play out this season and leave. On a scale of 1 to 9, with Gore being a 9 in most eyes
    ———————————–
    Gore can’t be a 9 if he misses almost 40% of the season. That puts his production in the 5-5.5 range.

    Remember Jonas Jennings? Highest paid bench warmer in 49ers history.

  25. nomoreseasontix says: Aug 26, 2011 4:33 PM

    He’s still under contract for this season. I’d leave it at that.

    He’s really too worn out for them to be thinking long term. They need to start looking at what’s next at that position.

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