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Frank Gore is timeless. But you can’t outrun time. The 38-year-old joined Murph and Mac on Wednesday morning to talk about his career, where he’s at now and what’s ahead of him.
He said he’s currently working out in Miami and staying ready if he gets another opportunity. There have been talks with a few teams, he said, but Gore is waiting until training camp to make a decision, and won’t join a(nother) non-competitive team.
“I know that I can still play the game, I know I can help a team,” Gore said. “But it’s also got to be the right situation that I feel that I can be on a team that could go to the playoffs and get a chance to probably go to the Super Bowl. I know that I can still play the game of football, but I also want to be in the right situation on the right team.”
Could that be the 49ers? It seems exceedingly unlikely given the two running backs they just drafted.
“I would love that, but we’ll see,” Gore said. “I know that they drafted two running backs and I know how this league works. I know they want to give the young guys the first opportunity to see what they’ve got. If they call me, I’ll be ready.”
If a situation doesn’t present itself, Gore said he’ll retire.
“I talked to a couple teams, but my agent told me not to put any teams’ names out there. I kind of want to wait to training camp,” Gore said. “I want to feel that. I want to wait to see if it’s the right situation for me… If a team calls and I feel like it’s right, i’ma do it. But if I don’t like the situation, I’ll say forget it and I’ll retire… If I don’t feel like it’s the right situation, I’ll retire.””