The Eagles have a deal with Frank Gore that would bring the former 49ers running back to Philadelphia to help replace the just-traded LeSean McCoy, NFL sources told The Inquirer.
The particulars of the contract were unknown, but Gore is believed to be in line for a three-year deal that would net the free agent $7.5 million in guaranteed money in the first two years. The 31-year-old running back will be entering his 11th season in the NFL. Known for his straight-ahead power running, Gore amassed 11,073 yards and 80 touchdowns and averaged 4.5 yards per carry during his ten seasons in San Francisco.
Gore rushed for 1,106 yards and four touchdowns while averaging 4.3 yards per carry last season. He ran 24 times for 119 yards and caught one pass for a 55-yard score when the 49ers beat the Eagles last September.
Gore will join a running back group that consists of the diminutive but quick Darren Sproles and the north-to-south running Chris Polk. Chip Kelly often employed a three-headed ground attack while in college at Oregon.
McCoy was traded to the Bills for linebacker Kiko Alonso. The 26-year old agreed with Buffalo on a new five-year contract on Sunday. McCoy rushed for 1,319 yards and four touchdowns last season while averaging 4.2 yards a tote.