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According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, San Francisco 49ers management approached starting running back Frank Gore this offseason and informed him that he would have to fight to earn his roster spot.
Here's NFL Media' Chris Wesseling with a recap of Rapoport's report from NFL Network's Total Access:
Members of 49ers front office approached Frank Gore in offseason to tell him his roster spot was in jeopardy, per @RapSheet on Total Access.
— Chris Wesseling (@ChrisWesseling) October 13, 2014
Rapoport also added that this talk occurred just after the team drafted Carlos Hyde in the second round.
There were rumors abound this offseason that the 49ers were looking to push Gore into taking a pay cut. The talented 31-year-old halfback is currently making around $6.45 million this year, a figure normally exorbitant for a running back not in his twenties.
Gore is currently in the final year of a four-year, $25.9 million deal, so don't be surprised if 2014 marks the end of his time by the Bay - provided the two sides can't come to a mutual agreement in negotiations going forward.
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