Yesterday evening the reports surfaced that former 49ers running back Frank Gore had reconsidered his deal with the Eagles and was leaning towards joining the Colts, and again this morning it sounded like that is indeed what would happen.
Frank Gore is currently en route to Indianapolis on Jim Irsay's private jet to sign a deal with the Colts. The team had to wait to put him on Irsay's plane until 4:00 p.m. when the new league year started and Gore's contract expired, per ESPN's Mike Wells.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Colts had to wait for Frank Gore to officially become a free agent at 4 p.m. before they could put him on Jim Irsay's plane to fly to Indy</p>— Mike Wells (@MikeWellsNFL) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeWellsNFL/status/575397008275607552">March 10, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the terms of Gore's deal with the Colts is expected to be a 3-year deal worth $12 million that is expected to include $8.5 million in guaranteed money.
Schefter adds that Gore and wide receiver Andre Johnson are expected to arrive in Indianapolis early this evening on Irsay's jet.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Frank Gore and Andre Johnson, former Miami teammates, scheduled to arrive into Indianapolis on Jim Irsay’s plane early this evening.</p>— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) <a href="https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/575387475264274432">March 10, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
He has rushed for 11,073 yards and 64 touchdowns in his career while averaging 4.5 yards per carry and hasadded 342 catches for 2,883 yards and 11 touchdowns in the receiving game. He has rushed for over 1,000 yards in eight different seasons, including each of the last four - and the Colts haven't had a 1,000 yard rusher since Joseph Addai in 2006. Gore has also made five Pro Bowls in his career with the 49ers.