49ers RB Gore to end his holdout

Posted July 31, 2011 @ 10 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

Frank Gore's holdout did not last long.

49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh told Comcast SportsNet Bay Area Sunday that Gore will end his contract holdout and report to camp.

"I talked to Frank and it is my understanding that he is headed to Santa Clara," Harbaugh said after Sunday's practice. "I feel good about that. I'm really excited about that."

Gore is scheduled to early a base salary of $2.9 million this season. Gore was fined $30,000 for each day of holding out because of the new Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Harbaugh said a "good-faith" effort will be made for the two sides to work on a contract extension.

Gore finished the 2010 season on injured reserve and was on his way to 2,000 total yards. His 452 receiving yards in 11 games were the second-most of his career. Gore has only played all 16 games once in his career.

The way we see it

It's important for the Niners to have Gore in camp, as he is the team's best offensive player and one of its veteran leaders. With a new head coach and a rookie quarterback in San Fran, the 49ers could use Gore healthy and participating.