Gore's teammate Devin Singletary is not practicing for a second straight day Thursday.
Gore and T.J. Yeldon would be in store for higher workloads Sunday against the Bengals if the exciting rookie can't go, so Gore owners should clearly be following Singletary's status from here. The 36-year-old has posted a plodding-but-somewhat-valuable 30-83-1 line in the running game through two contest while adding two catches for 15 yards. It's not going to be pretty for Gore at this stage of his career, but the volume may be there for at least one more week, something that can be useful for owners dealing with injury-marred lineups.
Gore rushed 19 times for 68 yards and a touchdown while catching both of his targets for 15 yards in Sunday's 28-14 win over the Giants.
After watching quarterback Josh Allen and rookie Devin Singletary both score rushing touchdowns in the first half, Gore converted a one-yard rushing touchdown of his own in the fourth quarter. Singletary exited with a hamstring injury, which could slow his bid to cut into Gore's workload moving forward. The most appealing aspect of Gore's fantasy profile is his volume, as the 36-year-old running back is averaging a paltry 2.9 yards per carry through two games.
Coach Sean McDermott stated Wednesday that Gore remains the team's top running back on the depth chart, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports. "Frank Gore and then we bring in Devin [Singletary] and then we bring in TJ [Yeldon]," McDermott said, when asked about the team's starting running back.
Gore better get going if he wants to keep that spot, as he rushed 11 times for just 20 yards in the Week 1 win over the Jets, while the flashy rookie Singletary carried four times for 70 yards. The 36-year-old hasn't scored a rushing touchdown since Week 12 of the 2017 season despite relatively good health. Singletary is clearly the back to own in this offense, and it may only be a matter of time before McDermott changes his tune in his pressers. For now at least, there's modest value for Gore if he can somehow keep getting 10-to-15 carries in an offense that looks like it will move the ball better than last season. Even with the "starter" designation, Gore still only saw 28 percent of the offensive snaps in the season opener.
Gore rushed 11 times for 20 yards but wasn't targeted in the passing game in Sunday's 17-16 win over the Jets.
Gore got 11 carries to Devin Singletary's four, but Singletary gained 70 yards on the ground to Gore's 20. With a subpar offensive line in front of him and a much more explosive running back 14 years his junior battling him for touches, the 36-year-old Gore will have a hard time carving out much fantasy value in Week 2 against the Giants or beyond.
The Bills' posted running back depth chart lists Gore ahead of Devin Singletary and T.J. Yeldon.
Per the team's official site, the Bills plan to "feature a rotation of Singletary, Gore and Yeldon out of the backfield this season." The fact that in such a committee arrangement Gore gets top billing on paper is presumably tied to his status as an experienced and respected veteran back. In terms of upside, however, Singletary -- the No. 74 overall pick in April's draft -- has the edge. Meanwhile, Yeldon profiles as a capable change-of-pace/complementary option to round out the team's backfield. That all said, Gore hasn't scored a rushing touchdown since Week 12 of 2017, so it's pretty clear Singletary is the upside play here and the guy you'd want to choose unless a strange situation develops where the experienced Gore starts getting so many more carries than his much younger, faster teammate.
Gore is expected to be a complementary piece to Devin Singletary after the release of LeSean McCoy on Saturday, Joe Buscaglia of The Athletic reports.
The Bills backfield is still very much in flux, with Singletary, Gore and even T.J. Yeldon expected to receive at least some carries each game. Who ends up wrestling away the largest carry share is anyone's guess, but at the very least the 21-year-old Singletary figures to gain control of the role throughout the season especially given the fact Gore will be 37 by the start of the next offseason. Still, the grizzled veteran surprised many last season with his highest yards-per-carry figure (4.6) since 2014 despite playing in a Miami offense that was one of the slowest-paced teams in the league. That alone is reason to believe Gore could see extensive work to begin the season, likely rotating with Singletary throughout the game in an effort to keep both backs fresh throughout the 2019 campaign.
Gore ran for 57 yards on eight carries during Friday's 24-20 win over Detroit.
Gore's biggest run came at the top of the second quarter in which he slashed up the left side of the line and gained 27 yards, a gain that was supplemented by a personal foul penalty. It was -- so far -- Gore's biggest showing for the Bills. The veteran back figures to be in a packed backfield with the likes of Shady McCoy and T.J. Yeldon, but clearly has enough left in the tank to be effective in an offense that will likely be predicated on pounding the ball and letting sophomore Josh Allen take shots downfield.
Coach Sean McDermott plans to start Gore for the first preseason game Thursday against the Colts, Maddy Glab of the Bills' official site reports. Said McDermott, "What we're going to do is give Frank most of the work this week and then what we will do with LeSean (McCoy) is give him most of the work, at this point the plan is the following week. Part of that is we know LeSean a little bit. This is our first time around Frank."
We wouldn't read too much into this, as McCoy is the top dog and needs to be managed carefully heading into the season, while the same goes for the 36-year-old Gore, for that matter. Gore's time with the starters will be worth watching, however, as a strong preseason would make him the clear No. 2 heading into the regular season, as rookie Devin Singletary seems to be coming on strong. Plus, there's still a remote chance the Bills could cut ties with McCoy and his expensive salary.
Gore (foot) has been removed from the non-football injury list and will join Thursday's practice, Vic Carucci of The Buffalo News reports.
Gore started training camp on the NFI list as a precaution to limit his workload after he finished the 2018 campaign with a foot injury. He'll now compete for carries in a crowded backfield that includes LeSean McCoy, Devin Singletary and T.J. Yeldon.
Gore (foot) was placed on the non-football injury list Monday as a precaution to limit his offseason workload, Marcel Louis-Jacques of ESPN.com reports.
Gore is preparing for his 15th NFL season at the running back position, so it's reasonable for the Bills to take efforts to limit his wear and tear as Week 1 approaches. The 36-year-old logged 156 rushes for 722 yards (4.6 YPC) with the Dolphins last season before missing the final two games of the year with a foot injury. His recovery doesn't appear to be a point of worry for Buffalo's coaching staff. If Gore is a full go for Week 1, his reliability and experience make him a strong candidate for carries despite a crowded running back room.
The Bills placed Gore (foot) on the non-football injury list Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Gore missed the final two games of the 2018 season due to a foot issue. The 36-year-old veteran is expected to be ready for Week 1 but has yet to put the injury behind him. When healthy, Gore will compete for carries behind anticipated starter LeSean McCoy in a crowded Buffalo running back room that also houses T.J. Yeldon and rookie Devin Singletary.
Gore (foot) has been participating during this week's minicamp, Jay Skurski of The Buffalo News reports.
Gore returned to OTAs on a limited basis last week after missing the final two games of the 2018 season with the foot issue, but it appears he'll be fine once things get more serious next month. He's currently projected to be the top backup to LeSean McCoy, though T.J. Yeldon and rookie Devin Singletary are also expected to factor into the backfield mix.
Gore (foot) is participating in at least the individual portion of Tuesday's practice, Mike Rodak of ESPN.com reports.
Gore suffered the foot injury down the stretch last season for the Dolphins, and even though he didn't need surgery, the injury was somewhat significant, and he's already missed some offseason work. He should be fine for the 2019 season, though his exact role is still unclear in what's become a crowded Buffalo running back room that's also housing LeSean McCoy, T.J. Yeldon and third-round rookie Devin Singletary, among others.
Gore did not practice Tuesday as he continues to recover from a his foot/ankle injury, Sal Capaccio of WGR 550 reports.
The injury shelved Gore for the final two games of what was a surprisingly nice season for the veteran, and even though he didn't need surgery, he's apparently still not ready to go full bore. There's still plenty of time for the 36-year-old to get himself healthy for training camp.
Gore will not practice during Tuesday's OTA sessions due to foot/ankle issues, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.
When you sign a 36-year-old running back, these are the type of minor injuries that come with the territory. However, we imagine a veteran like Gore knows his way around summer work and will have plenty of time to get up to speed as the team's main backup to LeSean McCoy, assuming Gore's issues are minor.
Gore, signed by the Bills as a free agent in March, is part of a crowded running back corps after the team signed veteran T. J. Yeldon in April, then drafted Devin Singletary in the third round of the 2019 draft.
Gore still sits as the clear-cut No. 2 behind LeSean McCoy given that Yeldon was brought in more for his receiving ability and Singletary is unproven at the pro level, but these developments certainly crowd things up. We'll also mention Gore turns 36 this week. Add all that together and it's hard to see Gore getting the volume that merits fantasy value, outside of a long-term injury to McCoy or the Bills cutting ties with Shady. We'd explore a possible goal-line role for Gore, but he surprisingly hasn't scored a rushing touchdown since Week 12 of the 2017 season.
The Bills cut Chris Ivory this week, leaving Gore in better position to be the main backup to starter LeSean McCoy.
Gore and Ivory are somewhat similar at this stage of their careers, so there was only need for one and the Bills went with the soon-to-be 36-year-old. We'll see if the team brings in another running back through the draft, but for now Gore seems locked into that No. 2 role, with the unproven Marcus Murphy being the only threat to his expected workload.
Gore is signing a one-year, $2 million deal with the Bills, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
The ageless veteran will continue his career in Buffalo after the Dolphins did not re-sign him. Gore ran for 722 yards in 2018 while averaging 4.6 yards per carry, one of the highest marks of his career. He stands to add backfield depth behind LeSean McCoy and Chris Ivory.
Gore (foot) intends to continue his football career even if the Dolphins don't re-sign him, Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald reports.
Most players wouldn't have any interest in a rebuilding project during their age-36 season, but Gore is a South Florida native who attended the University of Miami. He shouldn't have too much trouble drumming up interest on the open market, coming off a 2018 campaign in which he averaged 4.6 yards on 156 carries. Gore missed the final two games of the season with a foot injury, and while his current health status isn't quite clear, the Dolphins didn't expect him to require surgery. He likely will need to accept a reduced role if he re-signs with his hometown team and its new coaching staff.
Dolphins running backs coach Eric Studesville doesn't know if Gore (foot) will be offered another contract, Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald reports. "The biggest thing with Frank is let's get Frank healthy and then we will cross all those other bridges," Studesville said.
The Dolphins got a nice return on a one-year, $1.02 million contract in 2018, with the 35-year-old averaging 4.6 yards on 156 carries, though he didn't score any touchdowns before suffering a season-ending foot injury Week 15. The injury isn't expected to require surgery, so Gore should be able to enjoy relatively normal offseason preparation if he wants to continue his football career. The new coaching staff in Miami might not view him as a good fit for the rebuilding process, as Gore's presence could block Kenyan Drake and Kalen Ballage from seeing more touches.
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|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|
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|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|
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|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|
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