Frank Gore Works Out With Darius Butler, Talks Joining Colts

Intro: On Tuesday, ESPN’s Josina Anderson was in Miami to sit down with Frank Gore for an interview on the veteran running back joining the Colts.

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INDIANAPOLIS – How different would the Colts 2015 free agent haul had been if Frank Gore would have signed with the Eagles last week?

It's a question Colts fans probably don't want to think about.

Gore was extremely close though inking a deal with Philadelphia. Before Gore was about to make it official with the Eagles, he wanted his agent to get back into contact with the Colts, his first option all along.

"I told my agent to talk back with the Colts and see if they would match the deal or make it better," Gore told ESPN's Josina Anderson on Tuesday. "And they did."

"That's where I wanted to be so that's why I made the decision."

The Colts pursuit of Gore was evident based off the production the 10-year vet piled up in San Francisco.

In 2014, Gore's season of 255 carries for 1,106 rushing yards is good enough for a year no Colts running back has seen in quite some time.

* From ESPN*

Frank Gore (2014)

Last Colts Running Back

Rushes

255

Joseph Addai (2007)

Rushing Yards

1,106

Edgerrin James (2005)

Yards Per Rush (min. 150 attempts)

4.3

Joseph Addai (2006)

For the Colts offense to once again be among the top units in the league next year, they likely won't need Gore to produce the same type of numbers he put up in 2014.

Having that threat though would be a welcomed addition for an offense looking for more consistent balance.

That's what the Colts wanted in a running back this offseason and in return, Gore was hoping to get what Indianapolis has under center.

"When I knew I wasn't going back to the 49ers, my first option was I wanted to be with a great quarterback," Gore told Anderson. "I feel that you have to have a great quarterback to have a chance. Luck is a young quarterback and he does everything. He can throw. He can run. He's physical. He's a leader.

"With that being your team, you've got a great chance to win. I don't know how many years I've got left, two, three, but I want to have the opportunities to get back and chase that trophy I really want before I leave."

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