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Frank Gore returns home for his 14th NFL season

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Frank Gore returns home for his 14th NFL season

Frank Gore is returning home to, in all likelihood, finish his professional football career.

Gore, 34, signed a one-year contract to enter his 14th NFL season with his hometown Miami Dolphins, the team announced Friday.

Gore grew up in Coconut Grove, Florida, and attended Coral Gables High School before playing collegiately at the University of Miami.

He played the first 10 NFL seasons with the 49ers and is the franchise’s all-time leading rusher. Gore ranks fifth in NFL history with 14,026 rushing yards – just 75 yards behind No. 4 Curtis Martin.

After rushing for 11,073 yards and 64 touchdowns with the 49ers, the club declined to offer him a multi-year contract following the 2014 season. Gore played the past three seasons with the Indianapolis Colts.

Gore remains one of the most popular players in 49ers history. When asked recently if he would be willing to “retire” as a member of the 49ers after his final game, Gore reacted enthusiastically about the possibility.

NFL ALL-TIME RUSHING LEADERS
1, Emmitt Smith 18,355
2, Walter Payton 16,726
3, Barry Sanders 15,269
4, Curtis Martin 14,101
5, Frank Gore 14,026

49ers activate Garrett Celek from PUP

49ers activate Garrett Celek from PUP

SANTA CLARA -- The 49ers on Monday activated veteran tight end Garrett Celek from the physically unable to perform list in order to be available just hours later to face the Seattle Seahawks at Levi's Stadium.

The 49ers released cornerback Dontae Johnson to make room for Celek on the 53-man roster.

The 49ers do not expect Pro Bowl tight end George Kittle to be available due to knee and ankle issues. Kittle has not practiced since sustaining his injuries on Oct. 31 against Arizona. The 49ers listed Kittle as doubtful for Monday's game.

Celek, 31, underwent back surgery in June and was on the team's physically unable to perform list through the first nine weeks of the season. He began practice last week. Celek joins Ross Dwelley and Levine Toilolo as the team's healthy tight ends for Monday's game.

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Celek has made 30 starts in his NFL career. He has 82 receptions for 1,104 yards and 12 touchdowns since coming to the 49ers as an undrafted rookie from Michigan State.

Kittle leads the 49ers with 46 receptions for 541 yards and two touchdowns.

Bay Area rapper E-40 drops 49ers-themed song before game vs. Seahawks

Bay Area rapper E-40 drops 49ers-themed song before game vs. Seahawks

You haven't made it until E-40 composes a song for you. Those are the unwritten rules.

The Bay Area native rapper recently released a song dedicated to the undefeated 49ers' streak titled "Niner Gang," and it's very catchy.

To start things off, you hear "Bang bang Niner gang," a few times over, then the love for the team shines through.  

Not only does the song highlight the history of the 49ers, but gives major props to the "the liveliest fans in the NFL:"

"I tried to told 'em we back & we never left and we got a heart, Levi's Stadium starting to feel like Candlestick Park ... "

The 49ers' Instagram account commented along with NFL veteran running back Reggie Bush -- both in favor of it.

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Yes, we have it stuck in our heads, too.

E-40 also came out with a Warriors' version of his "Choices" song when the Warriors were -- well, being the phenomenal team. It's quite the jam also.