Sometimes you hear about possible free agent signings or acquisitions and say “that makes no sense.” And, then you hear something like Frank Gore coming home to help the Dolphins for 2018, and you say “I totally see that.”
Or at least we do at F.F.I.
Adam Schefter of ESPN had the scoop on a possible Gore/City of Miami reunion:
Former Colts’ RB Frank Gore, a standout in college at Miami, is visiting today with the Miami Dolphins, per source. Could be a fitting place to finish a HOF career.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 22, 2018
Gore is former star at the University of Miami and has excelled in the pros with both the 49ers and most recently, the Colts. Indy elected to not re-sign him when his three year deal expired at the end of the past season.
Gore made $3.5 million in the final year of the deal, and clearly is in the final stage of his career. The former Miami Hurricanes and 49ers star may have some market value elsewhere, but at 34 years old, it may also be the end for him, too.
Gore has rushed for 14,000 yards in his career, but only 961 yards in 16 games last year with a 3.7 avg.
So, clearly, he’s not a long term solution, but he might be the right fit for what the Dolphins are looking for to compliment Kenyan Drake and a potential draft pick at running back coming up for this year.
Gore may also be willing to give Miami a “hometown discount” that we often see for players who are either re-signing with their team or are coming back to where they grew up, etc. The second part obviously applies to Gore with the Miami area, as he was previously an outstanding running back at Coral Gables High School, too.
Gore will likely have to take an incentive laced deal and may not get a lot of guaranteed money from the Dolphins, but he is also a veteran that can help in the meeting rooms and the practice field, too. That’s something that Miami is currently lacking.
The Fins entertained DeMarco Murray, late of the Titans, earlier this week, but did not do a deal with him, as of yet.
Again, Frank Gore to the Dolphins on a one year deal seems to make a lot of sense.
Let’s see if both sides think so.
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