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article imageNFL: Frank Gore gets deal he wanted with 49ers worth $21 million

By Austin Tyler     Aug 31, 2011 in Sports
San Francisco - Frank Gore has been looking for an extension with the 49ers the whole off-season after the lockout ended. Gore has been the core of their running game, but has also missed some games due to certain injuries.
With 13 days till the season is set to start, the San Francisco 49ers have given Frank Gore the extension he wanted to stay in a 49ers uniform. Gore will get $21 million, and $13.5 million guaranteed over the next three-years. This will keep the two-time Pro Bowler in the organization till 2014.
The 49ers were skeptical of signing Gore long-term due to his injury problems. Gore missed the final five games last season with a broken right hip. In Week 12 of last season Gore season was ended when they faced the Arizona Cardinals. He still ended the season rushing for 853 yards three touchdowns. The 49ers had a change of heart as team President Jed York and general manager Trent Baalke said They wanted Gore to be a 49er for life.
Since being drafted in the 2005 draft in the 3rd round, Gore has rushed for 6,414 yards and 35 touchdowns. Gore won the NFC Rushing Championship in 2006 along with being named to the Second Team All-Pro, and that was his first year as a Pro Bowler. Gore also has a record for most 100-yard rushing games with 24.
Gore needs 931 yards to become the franchise's all-time leading rusher. Hopefully Gore can help the 49ers end their eight straight seasons without a playoff berth or even a winning record.
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