by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer (2/21/14) 49ers running back Frank Gore will likely maintain his salary for 2014, but he could be looking at a reduced role, reports the San Francisco Chronicle.
Gore, who turns 31 in May, is due to make $6.45 million in the last year of his contract. General manager Trent Baalke said the 49ers don't have to do anything with Gore as far as restructuring.
"The bottom line is we're going to take a look at everything and we're going to do what's best for the organization," Baalke said. "And that’s what we're going to do with all of our decisions."
The report says Kendall Hunter, Marcus Lattimore and LaMichael James "could and should" give Gore some breathers in 2014.
Frank Gore broke right ring finger
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com (1/21/14) 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said running back Frank Gore broke his right ring finger in the NFC Championship Game at Seattle. Gore was not on the field for the final five plays.
Gore is scheduled to undergo surgery, according to multiple reports.
Report: Frank Gore to have 'minor finger surgery'
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com (1/21/14) The 49ers haven't specified what type of injury running back Frank Gore suffered during the NFC Championship Game loss at Seattle, when he carried 11 times for 14 yards. But CSNBayArea.com, citing a source, reports Gore will undergo "minor finger surgery."
The injury did not prevent Gore from making a 17-yard catch on 4th-and-2 to extend the 49ers' last drive. Gore is one of seven 49ers who cited injuries in declining Pro Bowl invitations.
Frank Gore suffered injury during NFC Championship
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (1/21/14) San Francisco running back Frank Gore suffered an apparent injury during the NFC Championship, according to the San Jose Mercury News.
Gore will not play in the Pro Bowl due to an unspecified injury. Gore and the 49ers would not comment on the injury. Head coach Jim Harbaugh is expected to address the media Tuesday, and could talk more about Gore's issue at that time. It's been speculated Gore played through some of the game with a broken hand. He carried the ball 11 times for 14 yards in the loss.
Frank Gore gets stuffed by Seattle's front line
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (1/19/14) 49ers running back Frank Gore turned in a disappointing performance as he was stuffed by Seattle's defense in a 23-17 loss in the NFC Championship game on Sunday.
In his previous meeting at Seattle, Gore rushed for 16 yards on nine carries. He continued his struggles against a stingy defensive line, rushing for only 14 yards on 11 carries (1.3 yards per carry), finishing as the team's third-leading rusher. He also caught one pass for 17 yards on two targets in the loss.
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Frank Gore remains the starting running back for the 49ers and their best Fantasy option in the backfield no matter how many times we expect him to falter. Gore, despite the 49ers adding LaMichael James and Brandon Jacobs last year, still dominated the ball with 258 carries for 1,214 yards and eight touchdowns and 28 catches for 234 yards and a touchdown. He had double digits in Fantasy points in 11 games, including five of the final six games to close the regular season. Gore is definitely headed for a decline at some point in the near future -- he'll be 30 this season and has more than 2,200 total touches -- but you have to go into the season with him as a solid No. 2 running back worth drafting as early as Round 3. Kendall Hunter and James will take touches from Gore, especially with the 49ers wanting to keep him fresh for the playoffs, but we've seen this before. Gore has at least 1,300 total yards and six touchdowns in six of the past seven years, and he should remain at that level of production again this season. (Updated 4/25/13)