49ers told Frank Gore he would have to earn roster spot in offseason

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In the offseason the San Francisco 49ers told running back Frank Gore that he would ahve to earn his roster spot in training camp after the team drafted Carlos Hyde.

The idea that the 49ers told such a key piece of their offense that he had to earn his roster spot is a bit surprising. However one would also need to consider the age of Gore (31) and his $6.45 million salary.

Gore is getting two less carries per game and is set to become a free agent. Hyde soon will become the feature back in San Francisco.