Jim Harbaugh: Frank Gore ending holdout

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Frank Gore’s holdout from 49ers training camp won’t last long.

Coach Jim Harbaugh said today that Gore has decided to end his holdout and will arrive at the team’s practice facility tomorrow.

Gore will play under his current contract, although Harbaugh indicated that the 49ers are open to giving him a new deal.

We’ll earnestly look at that in terms of extending him,” Harbaugh said, per Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com.

Gore is due to make $5 million this season, the final year of his current four-year, $28 million contract.

28 responses to “Jim Harbaugh: Frank Gore ending holdout

  1. Dang was hoping for a lengthy hold out; as a hawks fan I’m tried of him destroying us every year.

  2. 49ers will go 6-10 and miss the playoffs AGAIN. Another Harbaugh is bad for the NFL. He will fail and go back to college. Every team want to be like the Steelers. Get used to it! It’s become so sad. LOLOLOLOLOL

  3. I understand the whole “he signed the contract he should honor it”argument, and I think it is ridiculous for guys to hold out when they have 3 0r 4 years left on their deal.

    But these guys going into the last year of their contract have a beef.

    If a team tells you that they consider you a big part of the future, and you have told them you want to be there past this year, why would they ask you to go into a season with no contract security past the end of the year?

    If Gore suffers a career threatening injury this season, are the Niners going to step up and offer him the big contract he had earned to that point anyway? Of course not, and they shouldn’t- that would be terrible business.

    So I don’t blame Gore for trying to force the Niners to do a deal now. I still don’t think holding out is the answer, but I get his point.

  4. Gore gets injured by week 8, goes on IR, signs a one year deal somewhere next year for $1M or less.

  5. I’m glad this guy humbled himself. We need him to get his TC reps. Now, if we could just get cromartie signed than it’ll be……CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!!

  6. Should have let him holdout until like week 6 so they could use him the rest of the year and hopefully avoid the yearly season ending injury.

  7. Thank God!!!!!
    Couldn’t care less about the Niners, but Gore is one of my starting fantasy RB’s.

  8. Frank Gore is easily one of the most overlooked & underrated rbs in the NFL. With the numbers he has put up with all the changes on the offensive line the niners have had to deal with, is just amazing.

  9. Finally some good 49er news. Now can we start participating in this thing called free agency?

  10. This is great news! What with all the huge FA signings the niners have made over the last week, we’re sure to contend for the superbowl… Oh wait… nevermind…
    Hey at least crabtree is hurt again and I’m sure all those undrafted rookies we signed will make up for cutting Clements and not resigning D.Goldson, A.Franklin or D Baas.
    It’s rough being a SF 49ers fan.

  11. Now he can afford the cost of special ed classes to learn to tie his shoes and not drool until the next injury

  12. philwauke says:
    Jul 31, 2011 9:42 PM
    Suck it up and play for 5 million Latrell.

    What an intelligent, well thought opinion, Einstein, thanks for sharing it with us.

    The 5 million is not the problem, obviously. It’s asking him to risk injury with no contract for next year.

    If I were Gore, I wouldn’t hold out. I would simply tell the Niners that if they make me play the entire season on an expiring deal, they have zero percent chance of me re-signing with them next year.

  13. The niners should give Gore $20 mil for 3 years. He has earned it. More important, he is a stand-up guy and, barring injury, he will earn his money.

  14. Gore deserves to be made a huge part of this team with a long-term contract!

    I’m tired of hearing and saying “it’s a rebuilding year” for the last 7 godd$&n seasons…Gore has been the one keeping our head above water.

    ….When lawd? When’s gonna be my time?

  15. im happy gore is back, although i cant blame him for his hold out one he dont wont to risk injury, and he wants to play for this team knowingly we wont be competing for any thing for years to come .

  16. It’s funny how players are painted as selfish when they don’t ‘honor their contracts’.

    What about every NFL team that demands some players restructure their contracts or cut them, sometimes just days before the season is set to start. Why aren’t the franchises held to the same standard of honoring contracts?

    As a Niner fan I don’t see a whole lot to be optimistic about. Vernon & Gore are studs, Patrick Willis is one of the best defensive players in the league but we’ve downgraded what was a relatively mediocre defensive unit last year with the loss of Takeover Spikes, Nate Clements and potentially Goldson, Franklin and Lawson as well.

    Hopefully the Niners can add Olin Kruetz, and swing a deal for Asante Samuel.. otherwise I’m thinking 6-10 even in our JV division.

  17. This is good news plus franklin was back at hq talking contract. Goldson didn’t get snagged by Oakland either so we may end up retaining them both. We still need a decent corner and ankth wr wouldn’t hurt but at least things are looking a little better

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