Frank Gore may have changed his mind.
According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Gore is reconsidering his potential/pending deal with the Eagles. ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting Gore has "gotten cold feet" and that the Eagles are in the market for other running backs. Both cite the Colts as a potential landing spot for Gore.
Remember, deals cannot be official under Tuesday at 4 p.m. when the league year begins.
Gore agreed to sign a deal with the Eagles that includes $7.5 million guaranteed in the first two years, according to a source, who added, "barring something unforeseen."
Maybe such a something has happened.
According to Schefter, the Colts "made a strong run at Gore," but the Eagles trumped the offer, and Gore has been struggling with the decision. According to Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee, Gore was in tears because of his dilemma and has been thinking about playing for the Colts and Andrew Luck "for some time."
The Eagles signed Gore as a veteran replacement for LeSean McCoy, whom they shipped to Buffalo last week for linebacker Kiko Alonso. Without Gore, the Eagles are left with Darren Sproles and Chris Polk as their only experienced running backs.
Gore, who turns 32 in May, has spent all 10 of his NFL seasons with the San Francisco 49ers, who selected him in the third round of the 2005 draft. He is coming off his fourth straight season with 1,100 or more yards.
Some of the running backs still available are DeMarco Murray (Cowboys; OK, they're not signing him), C.J. Spiller (Bills; they've pursued him in the past), Ryan Mathews (Chargers, I like him, as does Roob), Justin Forsett (Ravens; much more on him here from Geoff Mosher and Reuben Frank), Shane Vereen and Stevan Ridley (Patriots; nah — Vereen's been a part-timer, Ridley coming off torn ACL/MCL), Reggie Bush (Lions; nah, dances too much) and Knowshon Moreno (Dolphins; coming off torn ACL, but it'd be funny if he replaced Shady).
Here's a complete list of available free agents, courtesy of our friends at Rotoworld.