Frank Gore signs 3-year extension with 49ers



SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers say Frank Gore has signed his three-year contract extension, keeping the two-time Pro Bowl running back with the team through 2014.

Gore agreed Tuesday to the $21 million deal, with $13.5 million in guaranteed money. In the final year of his contract, Gore had hoped for a new deal before the Niners’ Sept. 11 season opener at home against the defending NFC West champion Seattle Seahawks.

The 28-year-old Gore missed the final five games of 2010 after fracturing his right hip in a Monday night game at Arizona on Nov. 29. He is fully healthy and begins the year third on San Francisco’s all-time rushing list, needing 931 yards to become No. 1.