SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Two-time Pro Bowl running back Frank Gore says talks with the San Francisco 49ers over a contract extension are “going slow” and he would be upset if he does not get a new deal before the start of the regular season.
Gore also said Monday he will test free agency next season if the 49ers don’t give him a contract extension. He declined to comment when asked if he would request a trade if there wasn’t an extension in place by the regular-season opener against Seattle on Sept. 11.
The 28-year-old missed the final five games last season after he fractured his right hip in a Monday night game at Arizona on Nov. 29, but insists he is fully healthy now. He is in the final year of his deal.