With no contract extension in place 49ers running back Frank Gore will report to training camp ending his holdout that started last week. While there is no deal extension in place Gore will be reporting under his current contract with a base salary of $2.9 million and $2 million roster bonus that expires after this season.
“He’s coming back under his deal, and we’ll earnestly look at that, in terms of extending,” 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh told CSN Bay Area.
When Gore announced his holdout I did not think the situation would end quickly. Gore is a standup citizen of the NFL and deserves a contract extension from the 49ers who have used him as their workhorse running back for the past three seasons. But the timing of the holdout was what I did not agree with as the lockout was ending and the 49ers were going to start an accelerated off-season and training camp. With Gore being such a big part of the 49ers offense each day he held out affected the whole team and the 2011 season. The holdout seemed uncharacteristic for Gore as he has not shown selfishness but humility since he joined the team in 2005. I chalk up Gore’s holdout to his agent Drew Rosenhaus who is known to do whatever it takes to get his clients top-dollar. Thankfully Gore listened to himself and not his agent and will be reporting to 49ers training camp on Monday.