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.
Members of 49ers front office approached Frank Gore in offseason to tell him his roster spot was in jeopardy, per @RapSheet on Total Access.
— Chris Wesseling (@ChrisWesseling) October 13, 2014
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.