Report: Eagles and Frank Gore Have Mutual Interest?
Update: Sources tell ESPN's Adam Schefter that free agent RB Frank Gore has told people he will sign with the Eagles this week.
Yahoo's Rand Getlin reports the Eagles have an offer on the table for the free agent that includes $7 million in guarantees.
Which is a high number considering Gore is reportedly seeking $4 million per year, the same amount Mark Ingram got from the Saints. The Eagles a been reported to have interest in Ingram before he resigned with New Orleans.
According to the report, Gore, 31, and the Eagles have mutual interest and a deal "could get done as early as Tuesday."
Gore had a solid year for the 49ers, his 4.3 yards per carry, 1,106 yards and four touchdowns were very similar to the production LeSean McCoy gave the Birds. McCoy was traded to Buffalo last week and posted 1,319 yards and five touchdowns for the Eagles last season.
With reported interest in Ingram and now Gore, it seems that Eagles head coach Chip Kelly is looking more for a power, straight ahead running back. Gore, mixed with Darren Sproles would give the Eagles an experienced backfield that provides two different styles of running the football.
There might be some holdups in getting a deal with Gore done. 49ers CEO Jed York recently said the team will "figure out a way" to keep Gore in San Fran. The other could be money - according to CBS NFL insider Jason La Canfora, he believes the 49ers are the only team willing to pay Gore his desired $4 million salary.
With a lot of depth at the running back position in both free agency and the draft, getting that amount from the Eagles could be tough for Gore.