49ers GM Says No Truth To Frank Gore Report of His Roster Spot In Jeopardy
Oct/14/14 07:58 AM Filed in: Frank Gore
General manager Trent Baalke said there is "no truth" to an NFL Network report Monday that the 49ers approached Frank Gore in the offseason and told him his roster spot was in jeopardy.
Gore, the 49ers' all-time leading rusher, is earning close to $6 million in the final year of his contract. Baalke was incredulous at the notion the 49ers wouldn't have brought Gore back for this season, his 10th.
The 49ers are not negotiating a possible extension with Gore, Baalke said, adding that any such deal wouldn't happen until after the season. Gore had 16 carries for 38 yards, his second-lowest total this season behind a six-carry, 10-yard outing at Arizona.
Gore entered Monday night's game at St. Louis as the NFL's 11th-leading rusher (365 yards), and he was coming off consecutive 100-yard rushing games for the first time since 2011. He's finished in the top 10 each year since Harbaugh arrived as coach in 2011.