San Francisco running back Frank Gore’s decision to conduct only a short holdout doesn’t mean he has abandoned his hope for a new long-term deal.
Gore wants DeAngelo Williams money. And since Gore hasn’t gotten what he wants, he’s getting frustrated.
Currently, the two sides are far apart. The situation has been described to as volatile, and the next step could be a trade request.
Gore, 28, has gained more than 6,400 yards on the ground in six NFL seasons. He has a career rushing average of 4.7 yards per carry.
He’s due to earn $4.9 million in 2011, the final year of his contract.
The 49ers are in a tough spot, because Gore is their best player but he's not a young player. This is the type of uncertainty that could make Gore a shakier draft pick. However, if a new contract is somehow ironed out soon, he'll remain a stable fantasy commodity.