But after weighing his options over the weekend, he felt like he had a better chance for success in Indianapolis. A lot of that had to do with the style the
"I felt like I wanted to see what the best fit was for me," Gore said, via the Indianapolis Star. "Greg Roman and Pep [Hamilton] coached on the same team in college. Similar styles. ... That's why I came here."
Gore was referring to Roman, his coordinator with the 49ers, and Hamilton, the Colts' offensive coordinator, coaching together at Stanford under Jim Harbaugh.
Gore mentioned that the Eagles recruited him hard to join them but that he had to change his mind when it came time to sign.
"The Eagles came and they really pressed and they really wanted me," Gore said. "When you're a free agent, you want to be wanted. [But] I always wanted to come play for the Colts."
Gore had a deal worked out with the Eagles before backing out at the last minute. The 31-year-old will now join the Colts.
During his time with the 49ers, he rushed 2,442 times for 11,073 yards and 64 touchdowns.
Gore backed out because of a deal with the Eagles because was concerned with Chip Kelly's "overbearing approach," and is seeking to play for a contender.
Gore, 31, totaled 11,073 yards and 64 touchdowns on the ground over his 10-year career with the 49ers. He is the 20th player in NFL history to reach 11,000 rushing yards in a career.
It appears as if the
Both players have ties with coach Chuck Pagano and associate coach Rob Chudzinski on the staff, dating back to their days at Miami. The Colts could also vie for nose tackle
Gore recently pulled back from a three-year free agent agreement with the
Johnson, a seven-time Pro Bowler, was released by the
Free agent running back
According to the report, "Indianapolis has connections to Gore with former Miami assistants Chuck Pagano and Rob Chudzinski on the staff." The Colts are in dire need of a running game to complement Andrew Luck's passing attack.
Free agents can't sign contracts until 4 p.m. ET Tuesday.
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|2006||San Francisco 49ers||16||16||312||1695||5.4||72||8||15||68|
|2007||San Francisco 49ers||15||15||260||1102||4.2||43||5||5||42|
|2008||San Francisco 49ers||14||14||240||1036||4.3||41||6||8||44|
|2009||San Francisco 49ers||14||14||229||1120||4.9||80||10||11||47|
|2010||San Francisco 49ers||11||11||203||853||4.2||64||3||6||42|
|2011||San Francisco 49ers||16||15||282||1211||4.3||55||8||11||53|
|2012||San Francisco 49ers||16||16||258||1214||4.7||37||8||7||67|
|2013||San Francisco 49ers||16||16||276||1128||4.1||51||9||9||55|
|2014||San Francisco 49ers||16||16||255||1106||4.3||52||4||5||53|
|2005||San Francisco 49ers||14||1||15||131||8.7||47||0||2||1||4|
|2006||San Francisco 49ers||16||16||61||485||8.0||39||1||4||0||20|
|2007||San Francisco 49ers||15||15||53||436||8.2||23||1||6||0||20|
|2008||San Francisco 49ers||14||14||43||373||8.7||26||2||4||0||15|
|2009||San Francisco 49ers||14||14||52||406||7.8||48||3||3||1||13|
|2010||San Francisco 49ers||11||11||46||452||9.8||41||2||6||1||16|
|2011||San Francisco 49ers||16||15||17||114||6.7||13||0||0||0||5|
|2012||San Francisco 49ers||16||16||28||234||8.4||26||1||1||0||10|
|2013||San Francisco 49ers||16||16||16||141||8.8||29||0||1||0||5|
|2014||San Francisco 49ers||16||16||11||111||10.1||55||1||1||1||2|
|2005||San Francisco 49ers||14||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2006||San Francisco 49ers||16||3||3.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2007||San Francisco 49ers||15||3||3.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2008||San Francisco 49ers||14||2||2.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2009||San Francisco 49ers||14||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2010||San Francisco 49ers||11||2||2.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2011||San Francisco 49ers||16||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2012||San Francisco 49ers||16||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2013||San Francisco 49ers||16||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2014||San Francisco 49ers||16||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2006||San Francisco 49ers||16||6||5||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2007||San Francisco 49ers||15||4||3||0||1||0||0||1||0|
|2008||San Francisco 49ers||14||6||3||0||1||0||0||1||0|
|2009||San Francisco 49ers||14||4||2||0||1||0||0||1||0|
|2010||San Francisco 49ers||11||4||2||0||1||0||0||1||0|
|2011||San Francisco 49ers||16||2||2||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2012||San Francisco 49ers||16||2||1||0||4||0||15||4||1|
|2013||San Francisco 49ers||16||3||3||0||0||0||0||0||0|
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