Running back Frank Gore is reportedly re-opening his options as a free agent.
Gore is reconsidering his commitment to the Philadelphia Eagles and is now seriously considering signing with the Indianapolis Colts, according to multiple reports.
Gore and the Colts had mutual interest in the early portion of the free-agent negotiating window, sources told CSNBayArea.com. But Gore initially decided to sign a reported three-year contract with the Eagles that averaged $5 million per season and included $7.5 million guaranteed in the first two seasons.
The 49ers offered Gore a one-year, $4 million contract, CSN Bay Area’s Mindi Bach reported on Monday. Gore is the 49ers’ all-time leading rusher with 11,073 career yards, ranking No. 20 on the all-time NFL list.
Sources said that Gore admires Colts quarterback Andrew Luck and believes he could help the Colts’ offense. Trent Richardson was the Colts’ leading rusher last season with 519 yards with three touchdowns and a 3.3-yard average per attempt.
The free-agent signing period officially opens Tuesday at 1 p.m. (PT).