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With Gore, Niners far apart, trade request could be next

Frank Gore

San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore (21) practices at an NFL football training camp in Santa Clara, Calif., Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011. Gore is hoping to get a new long-term deal from the San Francisco 49ers before the season opener. Such a commitment would not be unprecedented from a franchise that rewarded All-Pro linebacker Patrick Willis last year and then tight end Vernon Davis on the eve of the 2010 opener at Seattle. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)


Running back Frank Gore’s decision to conduct only a short holdout doesn’t mean he has abandoned his hope for a new long-term deal.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Gore wants DeAngelo Williams money. And since Gore hasn’t gotten what he wants, he’s getting frustrated.

Currently, the two sides are far apart. The situation has been described to PFT as “volatile,” and the next step could be a trade request.

Gore, 28, has gained more than 6,400 yards on the ground in six NFL seasons. He has a career rushing average of 4.7 yards per carry.

He’s due to earn $4.9 million in 2011, the final year of his contract.