Miami Dolphins operating again Frank Gore, who does not need surgical procedure for his sprained foot, wants to return in 2019 for a 15th NFL season, a supply informed ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Friday.
The supply informed ESPN that docs have decided that Gore, who was positioned on injured reserve after leaving final Sunday’s 41-17 loss to the Vikings, is predicted to get well in just a few weeks.
The Dolphins’ rookie operating again has come a good distance since being kicked out of the huddle by Ryan Tannehill in coaching camp.
A battle between a pair of groups from Florida — Miami clinging to playoff hopes, Jacksonville with their season misplaced — might be ripe for an upset.
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Gore, 35 and a five-time Professional Bowl choice, is in his first season with the Dolphins after signing a one-year contract to play in town the place he starred in school soccer for the College of Miami.
An unrestricted free agent this offseason, Gore would love to return to the Dolphins if the 2 sides can work out a deal, a supply informed ESPN’s Cameron Wolfe.
“We’ve not gotten there but,” Dolphins coach Adam Gase stated Wednesday when requested in regards to the chance of Gore returning to the workforce in 2019. “Proper now, [missing a game is] actually laborious for him to simply actually swallow at this level.”
In 14 video games this season, he led the Dolphins with 722 dashing yards and a mean of four.6 yards per carry. He additionally had 12 receptions for 124 yards and a landing.
Gore is No. 1 amongst energetic gamers with 14,748 profession dashing yards and No. four on the all-time record, trailing solely Barry Sanders, Walter Payton and Emmitt Smith, who’re all in the Professional Soccer Corridor of Fame. He wants simply 252 dashing yards to attain the 15,000-yard milestone and 522 to go Sanders to transfer into third all-time.
This week’s sport will be his first missed sport for the reason that 2010 season.
“It is disappointing contemplating the quantity of video games, the quantity of begins that he is had in a row,” Gase stated Wednesday. “I want he may’ve completed this out. He is a particular individual. He is a particular participant. I believe it is laborious to discover any person that is actually carried out something comparable to him, particularly the best way soccer is now and the way he is run early in his profession.
“To final this lengthy after which to produce the best way he has at this age is simply one thing you simply in all probability won’t ever see once more.”
Rookie operating again Kalen Ballage is predicted to choose up a heavy portion of Gore’s workload for the Dolphins. He gained 123 yards on 12 carries in Sunday’s loss and scored on a 75-yard landing run.