Gore, 31, is in the final year of a contract extension he signed in 2011 that pays him an average annual salary of $6.5 million. He is setting out to prove that he is capable of being a productive player for a bit longer.
“I feel great and I know it’s a contract year for me,” Gore said. “I still love the game and I feel great and I still want to play the game. I feel like I’m still playing at a high level and you know I’m just coming out here week to week.
"And if I won’t be back here, then I’ll show the other teams what I can do.
“But I want to be back here.”
Gore's status in San Francisco is at least up in the air. The team has Carlos Hyde waiting in the wings but did lose Marcus Lattimore, who retired because of injuries.