Will the San Francisco 49ers approach Frank Gore about a pay cut?

Jan 19, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore (21) runs the ball against Seattle Seahawks defensive end Red Bryant (79) during the first half of the 2013 NFC Championship football game at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The San Francisco 49ers fell short of reaching the Super Bowl after Richard Sherman made a heads up play to clinch the game for the Seattle Seahawks. Now the 49ers are going back to the drawing board to review their roster and have some decisions to make.

Talent in this league costs money, there’s no doubt about that. It’s common for teams to approach certain players about possible pay cuts. Some deserve to take a pay cut after having a terrible year and some deserve the money that they agree’d on.

Running back Frank Gore is one of these players. Gore has rushed for over 1,200 yards and 8 plus touchdowns in two straight years (2011-2012) with the 49ers. This year he finished with 276 carries for 1,128 rushing yards and nine touchdowns.

Now Gore signed a four million dollar contract worth $25.9 million back in 2011. The deal has a guaranteed $13.5 million. He’s set to make $3.3 million in 2014 plus several bonuses that include roster and workout’s. The roster bonus he will be receiving is $750 thousand, while his workout bonus sits at $400 thousand.

According to CSN Bay Area, the 49ers could approach Gore about a potential pay cut. His roster spot is not in danger, but Gore is turning 31 years old in May.

It’ll be interesting to see how this all works out. Hopefully nothing bad comes out of this. Sorta like Chris Johnson and his situation with the Tennessee Titans.

Topics: Frank GOre, San Francisco 49ers

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