Gore carried the ball 11 times for 46 yards and caught all four of his targets for 24 yards in Sunday's 24-0 loss to the Dolphins.
While the numbers were modest, it was Gore's most productive game of the season so far in terms of scrimmage yards. His role on the ground didn't seem to change with Le'Veon Bell no longer around, but Gore did see season highs in targets and receptions. The veteran RB should again head the Jets' backfield in Week 7 against the Bills.
Gore could handle more touches following news that the Jets released Le'Veon Bell on Tuesday.
We already got a taste of how the Jets' backfield shapes up without Bell, as the running back missed three games this season with a hamstring injury. During that stretch, Gore averaged 17 touches per game. The 37-year-old didn't turn it into much production, recording no touchdowns and an average of 53.7 yards from scrimmage per game. However, Gore's consistent volume should make him a decent fantasy stash that can be used in a pinch. Rookie La'Mical Perine could see a bump in usage as well.
Gore rushed nine times for 30 yards and wasn't targeted in the passing game in Sunday's 30-10 loss to Arizona.
As expected, Gore ceded the majority of backfield work to Le'Veon Bell in Bell's return from a hamstring injury. Bell doubled Gore's rushing yardage total on 13 carries and was the only Jets running back to have a pass thrown his way. Considering Gore wasn't doing much as the lead back with Bell sidelined, he's unlikely to pick it up now that Bell's back.
Gore is expected to return to a backup role for Sunday's game against the Cardinals, as Le'Veon Bell (hamstring) was designated to return from injured reserve Wednesday and looks on track to be activated later this week, Ethan Greenberg of the Jets' official site reports.
Gore averaged 17 touches per game over the past three weeks while serving as the Jets' lead option at running back, but the former will likely see his carries and targets take a big hit with Bell expected to rejoin the mix. Even with the uptick in volume, Gore wasn't able to take advantage, as he failed to score a touchdown in any of the three games Bell missed while averaging just 3.1 yards per carry.
Gore rushed 13 times for 30 yards and brought in one of two targets for six yards in the Jets' 37-28 loss to the Broncos on Thursday.
The ageless Gore once again carried the bulk of the workload for the Jets' ground attack, but as was the case in the last two games, he found running room at a premium. Gore averaged just 2.3 yards per rush Thursday, as New York's offensive line seemed unable to run block or pass protect. With latest reports indicating Le'Veon Bell (hamstring) will likely be ready to return for a Week 5 home matchup against the Cardinals on Sunday, Oct. 11, Gore may have played his last game for now with the burden of the running game primarily on his shoulders.
Gore carried the ball 15 times for 57 yards and caught his only target for five yards in Sunday's 36-7 loss to the Colts.
The 37-year-old got a surprisingly solid workload considering how quickly the Jets fell behind in the game, but Gore wasn't able to do much with his touches. His outlook won't improve much in Week 4 against a Broncos defense that just held the Buccaneers' backfield to only 68 rushing yards and 2.7 yards per carry.
Gore rushed 21 times for 63 yards and failed to bring in either of his two targets in Sunday's 31-13 loss to the 49ers.
Gore took on a workhorse role with Le'Veon Bell (hamstring) out, but he averaged a meager 3.0 yards per carry. The top four wide receivers on New York's depth chart are all injured, so the team continued to feed Gore despite trailing in the game from the very first play. Expect a similar game plan when New York travels to Indianapolis to take on another one of Gore's former teams.
Coach Adam Gase said Wednesday that Gore will serve as the Jets' starting running back Sunday against the 49ers, David Lombardi of The Athletic reports.
Gore is locked in atop the New York's depth chart following Le'Veon Bell's (hamstring) move to injured reserve Tuesday. After managing 24 yards on six carries against the Bills in Week 1, Gore should be in line for a notable increase in touches Week 2, so long as the Jets can avoid falling behind early. The team recently added Kalen Ballage to provide depth behind Gore, and rookie fourth-round pick La'Mical Perine (ankle) could see change-of-pace work if he's able to shake his injury ahead of the weekend. Additionally, Josh Adams could be promoted from the practice squad and factor into the backfield rotation, as he did Week 1.
Gore is expected to serve as the Jets' starting running back Sunday against the 49ers after Le'Veon Bell (hamstring) was placed on injured reserve, Dennis Waszak Jr. of the Associated Press reports.
Bell's placement on IR means he'll be sidelined for at least three games, clearing the way for take the top spot on the depth chart. Though Bell missed the entire second half of the Jets' Week 1 loss to the Bills with the injury, a negative game script left limited work available for Gore, an early down specialist who doesn't represent much of a passing threat. Gore still managed 24 yards on six carries across his 14 offensive snaps, and he should see his workload pick up against San Francisco if the Jets can avoid falling into an early double-digit deficit. La'Mical Perine (ankle) is on hand as a change-of-pace option, though it's not a lock that he'll be available for Week 2. The Jets will likely promote Josh Adams -- who split work with Gore in Week 1 after Bell's early exit -- from their practice squad in the coming days, and the team could look to add a running back outside the organization to provide some more depth at the position.
Gore rushed six times for 24 yards but wasn't targeted in the passing game in Sunday's 27-17 loss to the Bills.
Gore took on a larger role in the second half after Le'Veon Bell left the game with a hamstring injury, though there weren't many rushing opportunities to go around with the Jets trying to dig out of a 21-0 hole. The Jets also have Josh Adams, who rushed twice for eight yards and a touchdown in garbage time, but coach Adam Gase's well-known affinity for Gore suggests the veteran would become New York's featured back should Bell have to join rookie La'Mical Perine (ankle) on the sidelines for the Week 2 clash with the 49ers or beyond.
Gore (hamstring) took part in the team portion of Sunday's practice, Al Iannazzone of Newsday reports.
The Jets kept Gore out Friday as a precautionary measure due to a hamstring issue, but with a few days of rest the 16-year pro was back and participating in the more rigorous part of on-field work. Behind starter Le'Veon Bell, Gore likely is vying with fourth-round rookie La'Mical Perine for reps.
Gore was held out of Friday's practice with a hamstring injury, Brian Costello of the New York Post reports.
Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News suggests the injury isn't considered serious. Gore has a month to get healthy before the start of the regular season, plus he already has experience working with Adam Gase (for the Dolphins in 2018). The 37-year-old figures to serve as Le'Veon Bell's backup, though his absence from practice could create an opportunity for La'Mical Perine, Kenneth Dixon or Josh Adams to make an impression.
Gore agreed Tuesday with the Jets on a one-year contract, the running back's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, told Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Though Gore was most interested in reuniting with his hometown Dolphins this offseason to potentially cap off his career, he'll instead latch on with one of Miami's AFC East rivals for his 16th NFL season. The soon-to-be 37-year-old's familiarity with Jets coach Adam Gase from their time together with the Dolphins during the 2018 season likely factored heavily into Gore's decision to join New York. After averaging a career-low 3.6 yards per carry with Buffalo in 2019 and providing little impact as a pass catcher, Gore doesn't appear to have much left to offer from an on-field perspective at this stage of his career. Expect him to handle only a limited role behind lead back Le'Veon Bell, with much of Gore's work likely to come in short-yardage situations.
Gore, currently an unrestricted free agent, seemingly had his chances of returning to the Bills significantly reduced when the team selected Utah's Zack Moss in the third round this weekend.
Devin Singletary and Moss now line up as the team's 1-2 punch for the foreseeable future, while Gore is far too long in the tooth to serve as a pass-catching, change-of-pace option. That role is expected to go to T.J. Yeldon, with Taiwan Jones and Christian Wade also in the fold. Gore has expressed interest in continuing his career as a soon-to-be 37-year-old, but it appears more likely -- following the 2020 Draft Weekend -- that he'll have to convince some other team he can serve as an occasional yardage compiler and valuable locker room presence.
Gore intends to continue his career through at least the 2020 season, Andrew Groover of NFL Network reports.
Gore, an impending unrestricted free agent, will kick off his 16th NFL season in 2020. Entering his age-37 campaign, Gore won't have any teams asking him to serve as the primary option out of the backfield, but he could offer some utility as part of a committee in addition to the positive presence he provides in the locker room. Though his usage has dropped off in recent years, Gore has still managed to put together back-to-back seasons with at least 150 carries. He expressed interest in reuniting with the Dolphins in January.
Gore said he would love to play for the Dolphins in 2020, Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald reports.
Gore grew up in South Florida, attended the University of Miami, and played for the Dolphins in 2018. Interest in a reunion isn't necessarily mutual, considering he produced a career-worst 3.6 yards per carry in 2019 for Buffalo. The average partially was dragged down by Gore's short-yardage role, though his struggles in that area -- two touchdowns on 11 carries inside the five-yard line -- could inspire the Bills to pursue an upgrade this offseason. Gore can become an unrestricted free agent in mid-March, two months before his 37th birthday. It sounds like he wants to play another season, or at least assess his offers in free agency.
Gore hasn't made a decision about whether to continue his NFL career in 2020, Sal Capaccio of WGR Sports Radio 550 Buffalo reports.
On a Week 12 run against the Broncos, Gore passed Barry Sanders to become the league's third-leading rusher of all time. Having said that, Gore took a back seat to rookie Devin Singletary down the stretch and averaged less than three yards per carry in eight of his final 10 appearances (including playoffs). Gore again is an unrestricted free agent this offseason, so if he opts to return and finds another home, the 36-year-old could be playing with his fourth team in as many campaigns.
Gore rushed six times for 26 yards and caught three of four targets for another 16 yards in Sunday's 13-6 loss to the Jets.
Gore will serve as the No. 2 running back behind Devin Singletary when the Bills travel to Houston for the wild-card round. The 36-year-old running back finishes what could be the final regular season of his outstanding career with 599 yards and two touchdowns on 166 carries and 100 receiving yards on 13 catches. If Gore retires after this season, he'll finish third on the league's all-time rushing list behind only Emmitt Smith and Walter Payton.
Gore is not among the inactives for Sunday's regular-season finale against the Jets, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.
The Bills are sitting most of their key veterans in a meaningless finale, including No. 1 back Devin Singletary, so there's a chance Gore sees more carries than he's been getting since the former took over his job. That said, it's still a risky proposition, given Buffalo is running a shell of its normal offense, and the team may also use what's essentially a practice game to see what it has in T.J. Yeldon and Senorise Perry.
Gore rushed 10 times for 15 yards in Sundays 17-10 win over the Steelers.
Gore trailed starter Devin Singletary (21 carries) by a decent margin yet again, but the 10 carries were the highest total the veteran has received since Week 12. Still, it has become clear that Gore is the backup in this offense, giving him a low fantasy ceiling as the season comes to a close. A rough matchup against a staunch Patriots defense Saturday doesn't help his case.
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