INDIANAPOLIS —Frank Gore's football career appears to be coming full circle.
The future Hall of Famer — and the Indianapolis Colts' starting running back the last three seasons — will sign with the Miami Dolphins, according to Craig Mish, a national sports radio host with Sirius XM. Yahoo Sports Insider Jordan Schultz reports Gore's deal in Miami will be complete once he passes a physical.
Gore, who will be 35 years old when the 2018 season begins, played and started in all 48 of the Colts' games the previous three seasons, when he accumulated 784 carries for 2,953 yards (3.8 yards per carry) with 13 touchdowns on the ground, with 101 receptions for 789 yards and six scores through the air.
In his time in Indianapolis, Gore was able to dramatically climb the league's all-time rushing charts, reaching fifth on the list; he currently stands just 75 yards shy of fourth-place Curtis Martin. In his 13-year NFL career — the first 10 of which he spent as a record-breaking running back with the San Francisco 49ers — Gore has ran the ball 3,326 times for 14,026 yards and 77 touchdowns, while he has 443 receptions for 3,672 yards and 17 touchdowns through the air.
But earlier this offseason, the Colts, expressing a desire to get younger at the running back position, gave Gore, an unrestricted free agent to-be, a heads up that he wouldn't likely be brought back to the team in 2018.
Signing with the Dolphins gives Gore the opportunity to play for his hometown team.
He attended Coral Gables (Fla.) High School, where he was one of the nation's most heavily-recruited running backs after setting a Dade County record for rushing yards in a season with 2,953 yards and 34 touchdowns as a senior in 2000. Gore then played collegiately at the University of Miami, where he battled through multiple severe knee injuries to collect 1,975 yards and finish seventh on the school's career rushing list.
The Colts, meanwhile, head into the start of their offseason workout program with five running backs currently on their roster: Marlon Mack, Robert Turbin, Matt Jones, Josh Ferguson and Christine Michael.
Gore, meanwhile, could very well find himself playing against the Colts in 2018; the Dolphins are slated to play in Indianapolis, though the date and time of that game are yet to be determined by the NFL.
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