Report: Frank Gore to visit Lions this week

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The Detroit Lions continue kicking the tires on veteran running backs.

According to Aditi Kinkhabwala of the NFL Network, former Indianapolis Colts and San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore is set to visit the Lions this week.

Gore joins Jonathan Stewart and DeMarco Murray as veteran ball carriers visiting the Lions this week.

The Colts made it clear they were not looking to keep Gore around at the NFL Combine two weeks ago. However, Gore has continued to put up consistent numbers over the last three season despite being on the wrong side of the 30-year old age barrier that tends to preempt a drop in performance. Gore has rushed for over 900 yards in each of his three seasons in Indianapolis. He had gained at least 1,000 yards in eight of his final nine seasons with the 49ers as well.

13 responses to “Report: Frank Gore to visit Lions this week

  1. Frank Gore put up consistently mediocre numbers in his three seasons as a Colt. In 48 games, Gore managed the paltry total of just four 100 yard games. This isn’t the same player who played for the Niners.

  2. Frank Gore is a class act and will be a solid contributor anywhere he goes. Love to see him back in 49r red and gold

  3. Consummate pro. Any team would be fortunate to add him to the locker room. Best of luck to Frank. Look forward to his induction into Canton and the 9ERS ring of honor

  4. He definitely could help the worse running team in football for short term while they groom there 1st rd stud running back they draft this yr. Lions Fan til I die!!

  5. one of the most overrated coaches’ pet players of all time, right up there with the like of Earnest Byner and Brock Osweiler;

    a middling slow one-cut talent even in his prime, it is impossible to see where this guy deserves a roster spot on any team, much like Sam Bradford;

    this has to be a smokescreen, because Gore does nothing so well now as even the worst RB in Detroit—and they have some pretty mediocre ones;

    thought for sure they were going after Crowell;

  6. Good thing the Hilton gives an AARP discount for all the old fogie running backs coming through Detroit.

    Hard pass on any RB over 30.

  7. Most of the comments are either too complimentary or too disparaging. The truth is somewhere in the middle. He’s a 35 year-old RB who managed pretty good production while averaging under 4 yards a carry over his past 780 carries. he was reliable and consistent, racking up the counting stats but not doing anything to make you think he should be anyone’s #1 next year. That said, he also didn’t fall off a cliff like a lot of backs so you have to like him as depth on a low contract.

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