The Baltimore Ravens are reportedly interested in running back Frank Gore, who will be released by the Indianapolis Colts once the NFL offseason begins.
The Baltimore Ravens are reportedly interested in running back Frank Gore, who will be released by the Indianapolis Colts once the NFL offseason officially begins, according to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport.
It’s highly unlikely that, if the Baltimore Ravens did sign Gore, that they would make him their starter given the breakout season that Alex Collins had last year and the fact that Gore is very much in the twilight of his career.
However, running back Terrance West is one of the Baltimore Ravens’ 12 players who will be unrestricted free agents at the start of the NFL offseason, and there’s word that they may be considering releasing Danny Woodhead, so it makes some sense that the team would be interested in pursuing another running back option.
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Despite the fact that Gore is 34-years-old, he’s been incredibly durable and is still able to be an effective running back in the NFL. Last year with the Colts, Gore played in all 16 games and ran 261 times for 961 yards and three touchdowns.
Gore’s career has truly been incredible. He has played in all 16 games in every season since 2011 and has never played in less than 11 games in a season (and that only happened once).
In the 12 years that Gore has been in the NFL, he’s run for less than 1,000 yards just four times, and that includes his rookie season when he served as a backup running back and two seasons where he rushed for over 900 yards.
If the Baltimore Ravens want to sign a backup running back, they could probably sign a running back cheaper than Gore, and I would honestly be surprised if Gore would be ok with being a backup unless there were no other options left for him, and even then, I wouldn’t be shocked if he just retired.