Free agent RB Frank Gore just text me, "going to visit the Detroit #Lions today."— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) March 14, 2018
The soon to be 35-year-old will be entering his 14th season in the NFL after spending a decade with the San Fransisco 49ers before joining the Colts in 2015. While age is catching up to him, Gore has been productive in nearly every season of his career — rushing below 950 yards just two seasons. He’s recently coming off a season in which he ran for 961 yards on 3.7 yards per carry.
The Lions are in desperate need for help at the running back position, as their last 1,000 yard rusher came from Reggie Bush back in the 2013 NFL season. While 24-year-old Ameer Abdullah has shown signs of potential in his young career, injuries have caused him to miss 16 games in his three years and his production on the field has only amassed to an average of 417 rushing yards per season.
Agreeing to not bring Gore back for the 2018 NFL season, Indianapolis is currently left with Marlon Mack, Josh Ferguson, Matt Jones, Christine Michael and Robert Turbin at the running back position. With a strong draft class at the position in 2018 and a number of remaining free agent running backs, it’s almost certain the Colts are likely to add another back by the end of the offseason in hope to replace the five-time Pro-Bowler.
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