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49ers vs. Eagles: Frank Gore Expected To Play, Not Start

Editor's Note: Latest news has Kendall Hunter starting and Frank Gore getting playing time. More to come...

The latest news out of Philadelphia indicates that Frank Gore will start at running back for the 49ers when they face the Eagles Sunday at 10:00am PT. Gore has been limited in practice all week with an ankle injury but ESPN's Sal Paolantonio and NFL Network's Albert Breer both reported Gore is expected to start.

Shortly after those reports Gore was out on the field working out the ankle and has been subsequently working in the handoff and pass play pre-game practice. It would seem to indicate he's ready to start. The big question is how long he'll last. He is off to a slow start and the team has Kendall Hunter and Anthony Dixon waiting behind him for a chance to show their stuff. Hunter had a strong fourth quarter last week against the Bengals. Even if Gore is healthy he could see an increase in his workload coming off his solid performance.

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