Tick-tock, tick-tock. We’re just a shade over two weeks from the start of the 2011 NFL season and Frank Gore has yet to report to San Francisco 49ers training camp. Unhappy with his current contract situation, Gore has been vocal about getting a new long-term deal that would pay him in line with some of the league's better paid backs. According to Adam Schefter, Gore and his agent Drew Rosenhaus will meet with the 49ers front office on Tuesday to try to make progress on the stalled negotiations.
Whether Rosenhaus will be able to work his magic for Gore remains to be seen. Gore is coming off a poor year statistically, and more importantly, a broken hip that forced him to miss the final five games of the season. At 28 years of age, it’s understandable why Gore would try to secure a big payday while he can, but despite being a warrior for the 49ers offense since joining the team in 2005, the 49ers have ample reason to be cautious about offering Gore the type of money he’s reportedly demanding considering he has missed at least two games due to injury in each of the previous three seasons.
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