Frank Gore may not sign with the Eagles after all.
Despite reports over the weekend that the Eagles and Gore had reached a deal, multiple reports say that Gore is now not so sure he’s going to sign the Eagles’ offer. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Colts may now be the frontrunners for Gore’s services.
There’s no word on why Gore would back out of a deal with the Eagles, but it’s important to remember that on all of the deals that have been made over the last three days, either side can walk away without penalty. Under NFL rules, an unrestricted free agent cannot come to an agreement on a new contract until the league year starts, and the league year doesn’t start until Tuesday at 4 p.m. Eastern.
So if Gore has heard from some other team that is willing to pay him more than the Eagles — or if he’s just decided that the Eagles aren’t the best fit for him — he’s free to sign elsewhere. As is every other player who has agreed to a deal during the so-called “legal tampering” period.