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The 49ers and Kyle Shanahan welcome a Frank Gore reunion

Dec 28, 2014; Santa Clara, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore (21) rushes for a gain during the fourth quarter against the Arizona Cardinals at Levi's Stadium. The against the San Francisco 49ers defeated the Arizona Cardinals 20-17. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

Longtime 49er Frank Gore showed last year that he still has plenty left in the tank. As a result, the 49ers and Kyle Shanahan welcome the idea of a Frank Gore reunion in the Bay. However, Shanahan isn’t going to pull the trigger just yet.

Gore played in San Francisco for ten seasons. Gore is now 38-years-old, but the 49ers have numerous injuries at the running back position. However, Shanahan wants to wait and see before bringing Gore back to the team.

“I would never put anything past Frank. If we probably give him a little heads up and some notice, he’d always be ready to help the team. Thought it was a little early for that.”

Kyle Shanahan

Gore is one of the most durable running backs the NFL has ever seen. Since 2011, he has only missed three total games. Durability is something the 49ers need. However, he is still 38-years-old, so it makes sense that teams would want to wait it out before signing Gore.

Gore doesn’t seem too worried about getting a call anytime soon. He says he is training for both football and boxing. In addition, he welcomes the challenge of mastering a new sport.

“I just fell in love with how hard it is. I felt like, ‘Man, I couldn’t fight.’ And I always like a challenge. So I kept doing it and doing it and I saw myself getting better and better.”

Frank Gore

The 49ers are already without Raheem Mostert for the rest of the season. In addition, Jamycal Hasty will miss significant time as well. Elijah Mitchell is playing well in their absence. However, the 49ers need more depth at the position.

The 49ers and Shanahan welcome a Frank Gore reunion. However, a lot will need to happen for it to take place. There’s still a long season ahead, and anything can happen.

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