Dolphins sign Frank Gore

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Frank Gore is going home.

Gore, the longtime veteran running back who was born in Miami, grew up in the area and played college ball for the Miami Hurricanes, has signed with the Dolphins.

It’s a one-year deal for Gore, who will turn 35 in May and may only have one more year left in him. Gore started all 16 games last season for the Colts and had 961 rushing yards, but his average of 3.68 yards per carry was a career low. It’s impressive that Gore has gone on for this long, but he might not be able to keep playing beyond 2018.

If this does turn out to be his last year, it’s fitting that he could end his career in Miami, playing for his hometown team. After 10 seasons with the 49ers and three with the Colts, Gore’s 14th NFL season will be in his hometown.

Gore is fifth in NFL history with 14,026 rushing yards and should pass Curtis Martin (14,101) for fourth place within the first week or two of the season. At that point he’d be behind only Emmitt Smith, Walter Payton and Barry Sanders in NFL history.

60 responses to “Dolphins sign Frank Gore

  1. Gore is the only “Non-Franchise” RB in the Top Five; the rest of those guys are there because they were phenomenal backs who carried their teams. Gore is there because he has played forever.

  2. nhpats says:
    March 22, 2018 at 3:45 pm
    From the woeful Colts to the nosediving Dolphins. Is this an upgrade?

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    From cornfields to a beach, so yes.

  3. “From the woeful Colts to the nosediving Dolphins. Is this an upgrade?”

    Well, he does get to play at home, in the land of palm trees, swimming pools, and no state tax.

    Enjoy your Nor’easter!

  4. According to Pat fans, the AFC East isn’t a cupcake division, but also according to Pat fans, any team in the AFC East sucks. I suppose which ever fits their narrative for the argument at the time haha

  5. Lots of disrespect being shown to a great player. To come back and even have a career with what he went through in college is an achievement in of itself. Then do what he has done in the pros at his position speaks volumes about the player.

    Well done Frank Gore you are having a hell of a career!

  6. crush22 says:
    March 22, 2018 at 3:51 pm
    Right off the bat….
    Patsie* girls continue their obsession with the Colts.
    Quite embarrassing.

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    Honestly this is about the Dolphins not the Colts. But over have the comments are guys trying to troll on the Pats so I think its clear where the obsession lies.

  7. This Patriots fan wishes you well in Miami, Frank. I’ve always been a fan of yours. You’ve quietly gone about your business and been incredibly successful and resilient through your career. It’s quite impressive, especially north of 30. Thank you for the memories, sir.

  8. all you haters ar so ignorant it’s comical. frank gore deserves a spot in canton, bar none. dude’s a freak even today.

  9. Wellman says:
    March 22, 2018 at 4:07 pm
    crush22 says:
    March 22, 2018 at 3:51 pm
    Right off the bat….
    Patsie* girls continue their obsession with the Colts.
    Quite embarrassing.

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    Honestly this is about the Dolphins not the Colts. But over have the comments are guys trying to troll on the Pats so I think its clear where the obsession lies.
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    Uh-Huh.
    You either don’t read their comments on EVERY article, or you’re new here.
    Which is it?

  10. Gore ran for over 950 yard the past 3 years for the Colts with no QB and no O-line. If he does anything close to that it will be a great signing.

  11. So this is a story about one of the best running backs and best guys in the NFL over there past decade in a half landing with his home town team to finish his career, help Drake grow as a RB and help the team…. Yet people only want to comment on the Dolphins or the Colts, or you have Patriots fans in here taking about how bad the signing is because their team has never made any bad signings.

    Goes to show the level of intelligence some fans have.

  12. Why would the Dolphins want to get older & slower? South Florida is one big retirement community but an NFL team shouldn’t be.

  13. Frank Gore is forever a 49er. He will def add onto his HOF career being the #1 there…Just sucks to probably end his career with a last place team.

    On the bright side. He will enjoy the Miami beaches. And should move up a spot in the all time rushing list.

  14. u4iadman says:
    March 22, 2018 at 4:31 pm
    Pats homers lost hard.

    Enjoy your weather.

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    There was never a chance of him going to NE so there was nothing for them to lose there.

    Looking forward to watching his HOF career continue in Miami though. This is a guy you cant help rooting for.

  15. robkeezy says:
    March 22, 2018 at 3:46 pm
    Gore is the only “Non-Franchise” RB in the Top Five; the rest of those guys are there because they were phenomenal backs who carried their teams. Gore is there because he has played forever.

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    Silly comment- Gore’s Yards per Carry are better than Emmitt’s and curtis Martin’s… This strongly suggests that he has been a pretty phenomenal RB…

  16. Soooooo Let’s get this straight. Miami gets rid of their All Pro players in their prime and then signs the Has-Beens. A strategy I’m not familiar with but who knows?

  17. eramming says:
    March 22, 2018 at 4:06 pm
    I have No idea what the dolphins are doing!! They have no idea what they’re doing either.
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    I’ll assist you:
    They’re signing HB Frank Gore to backup/split carries with HB Kenyan Drake.
    Gore is good at playing HB – things like running the football, pass blocking, catching the football, ect.

  18. “Silly comment- Gore’s Yards per Carry are better than Emmitt’s and curtis Martin’s… This strongly suggests that he has been a pretty phenomenal RB…”
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    Gore has averaged below 4 yards a carry for 3 straight seasons, though.

  19. This is nothing more than a locker room signing. Gore is a consummate professional and team leader. The problem the Fins have is they are attempting to buy leadership for a team that sorely needs it. I think Miami will still draft a young RB in the mid rounds.

  20. Good for him. Back where it all started. For those knocking him. Think of it this way. Think about when you graduated HS. Then think about when you were born. Well that length of time is how long Gore has been playing big time football. I consider playing for any large D1 school almost as rough as being in the pro football lineup. Getting banged around for that many years is a huge accomplishment not many players can handle.

  21. “Gore is the only “Non-Franchise” RB in the Top Five; the rest of those guys are there because they were phenomenal backs who carried their teams. Gore is there because he has played forever.”
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    Walter Payton 13 years
    Emmitt 14 years

    Not saying he is as good as them, but they milked it at the end as well

  22. I like Frank Gore. I’m glad he’s been able to have the long career he’s had after the knee injuries in college. And I accept that due to longevity, he’ll likely end up in Canton. But…really? 0 1st team All-Pros, 1 2nd team All-Pro, 1 season with 10+ TD’s (Rush/Rec combined), and only 1 season with more than 1250 yds rushing? In a 13 going on 14 year career? That’s a HOF HB nowadays? Hall of Very Good maybe, but Hall of Fame? No.

    If Corey Dillon isn’t in the HOF with the numbers he put up on Bengals teams that make Indy and SF look like world-beaters, then Frank Gore shouldn’t even sniff the place. Dillon had 3 years over 1300 yds rushing to Gore’s 1, 5 10+ TD seasons to Gore’s 1, set the single game rushing record for both rookies and the entire league before they were eventually broken (both for awful Bengals teams no less), Dillon 102.2 touches per fumble 28 total, Gore 81.5 touches per fumble 45 total, and won a Super Bowl with the Pats. If Dillon’s not a HOF’er, Gore sure as hell isn’t.

  23. namingrights says:
    March 22, 2018 at 5:44 pm
    “Gore is the only “Non-Franchise” RB in the Top Five; the rest of those guys are there because they were phenomenal backs who carried their teams. Gore is there because he has played forever.”
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    Walter Payton 13 years
    Emmitt 14 years

    Not saying he is as good as them, but they milked it at the end as well

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    Payton retired as soon as he was merely adequate and no longer elite.

    Emmitt was definately “milking it” at the end, but Gore isn’t. Even in his mid-30’s, Gore graded out as the #18 overall RB last year. He is still a legit starting RB, even now. The Colts O-line is awful. Put him on the line Emmitt ran behind and see how he does…

  24. jackedupboonie says:
    March 22, 2018 at 4:13 pm

    I hear Gore wants to play 5 more years and is willing to pay teams 1 million per season to make that happen.

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    Marshawn Lynch needed to take a pay cut in order to avoid getting cut.

  25. Welcome back home Mr. Gore….The Dolphins have there reason to sign you. That is all that matters. Bill

  26. Gore rushed for nearly 1k yards and had over 1100 total yards of offense on a terrible team last season at the age of 34. Not bad for a guy who will likely back up Drake.

  27. Would have loved to have Gore earlier in his HOF career, but it’ll still be great to see what he has left in the tank without relying on him, AND getting the benefit of his professionalism and leadership.

    It’s a solid inexpensive signing full of intangibles.

    Gore’s durability at the position is reason enough for Canton.

  28. Well, he does get to play at home, in the land of palm trees, swimming pools, and no state tax.

    Enjoy your Nor’easter!

    Indianapolis is nowhere near the Northeasr

  29. It’s a one-year deal for Gore, who will turn 35 in May and may only have one more year left in him.
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    you’d think after all these years folks would not still be counting frank out.

  30. I always wondered why formerly great professional athletes choose to continue their playing careers when they are clearly over the hill, bouncing around from team to team at the end of their careers. And then it occurred to me. They probably need the money.
    #hegotskidstofeed

  31. Soooooo Let’s get this straight. Miami gets rid of their All Pro players in their prime and then signs the Has-Beens. A strategy I’m not familiar with but who knows?

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    It’s called tanking. The Colts can show the Fins how it’s done

  32. crush22 says:
    March 22, 2018 at 4:17 pm
    Wellman says:
    March 22, 2018 at 4:07 pm
    crush22 says:
    March 22, 2018 at 3:51 pm
    Right off the bat….
    Patsie* girls continue their obsession with the Colts.
    Quite embarrassing.

    ——————-
    Honestly this is about the Dolphins not the Colts. But over have the comments are guys trying to troll on the Pats so I think its clear where the obsession lies.
    _______
    Uh-Huh.
    You either don’t read their comments on EVERY article, or you’re new here.
    Which is it?

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    the guys I see here trolling the Patriots on a dolphin feed I do see on every article.

    Whats weird to me is that most of those guys arent happy for Gore, not even for Miami. They are instead focused on celebrating that he didnt go to NE. Which is weird because that was never a consideration by either Gore or NE anyhow.

    The poetry of Gore going to play out his final year(s) in Miami on his home turf is beautiful. I feel bad those that are too wrapped up in other topics to see that. Of course, I would expect when he does finally finish playing he does a 1 day contract to retire a 49r. That too would be poetic and cool.

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