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Added August 31st, 2011 by Ryan
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San Francisco 49ers Agree To Contract Extension With Frank Gore

The San Francisco 49ers are an extremely talented football team with multiple Pro Bowl caliber players with bright futures, but they just haven’t been able to pull it together over the past few seasons and as a result have been labeled a perennial underachiever. That distinction might change after this season as things are looking promising in the Bay Area with new head coach Jim Harbaugh calling the shots and the addition of wide receiver Braylon Edwards to the offensive arsenal.

Despite being a disappointing football team over the past few years, the one bright spot for the San Francisco 49ers has been in the backfield with two-time Pro Bowl running back Frank Gore. Even though he has been a bit injury prone at times during his stint with the 49ers, Gore is arguably one of the best running backs in the league and needed to be paid that way or sent packing. Fortunately for the 28-year-old, the 49ers decided to hold on to him and give him a three-year contract extension.

Reportedly, Frank Gore’s contract extension is worth about $21 million dollars over the next three years. Even though this doesn’t seem like an eye-popping number like Michael Vick’s recent contract extension of $100 million dollars with the Philadelphia Eagles, this extension will make Gore one of the highest paid running backs in the league at about $7 million per season which is one million less than what St. Louis Rams running back Steven Jackson makes.

Along with the three-year deal, Frank Gore will have $13.5 million dollars of that contract guaranteed.

 
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