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Frank Gore signing one-day contract with 49ers, retiring

New York Jets running back Frank Gore (21) rushes with a hand-off from quarterback Sam Darnold (14). The Jets defeat the Browns, 23-16, at MetLife Stadium on Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, in East Rutherford.Nyj Vs Cle
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Frank Gore, the third-leading rusher in NFL history with 16,000 yards, will sign a one-day contract with the San Francisco 49ers and retire.

Gore’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, confirmed the move Thursday on Twitter.

“Congrats @frankgore,” he wrote. “It’s only right to retire as a Niner!”

A third-round draft pick by the 49ers in 2005, Gore played the first 10 seasons of his 16-year NFL career in San Francisco. He earned all five of his Pro Bowl selections and posted eight of his nine 1,000-yard seasons there.

The 39-year-old Gore is the 49ers’ career leader in rushing attempts (2,442) and yards (11,073) and ranks second with 64 rushing touchdowns to Hall of Famer Joe Perry (68).

He rushed for 653 yards in 15 games with the New York Jets in 2020, finishing his career with 19,985 yards from scrimmage and 99 total touchdowns in 241 games (218 starts) with the 49ers (2005-14), Indianapolis Colts (2015-17), Miami Dolphins (2018), Buffalo Bills (2019) and Jets.

Only Emmitt Smith (18,355) and Walter Payton (16,726) rushed for more yards than Gore,

–Field Level Media