The twitter account of an agency of which we’ve never heard posted earlier today a message of congratulations to 49ers running back Frank Gore on his new contract.
The only problem? There’s no new contract, yet.
Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com reports that, per a team spokesman, Gore has not signed an extension.
We’ve separately learned that a deal isn’t done yet. But stay tuned. Something could be happening.
Gore is in the final year of his contract, at compensation of $4.9 million. He reportedly wants DeAngelo Williams money — five years, $43 million, with $21 million guaranteed. The team has expressed an interest in making Gore a “49er for life,” but perhaps not at that level of pay.
UPDATE (8:10 p.m. ET): An agreement in principle has been reached on a three-year deal.