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Trent Baalke: "We’re Doing Everything We Can To Make Frank A 49er For Life"

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49ers general manager Trent Baalke made an appearance on SiriusXM NFL Radio and naturally was asked about the Frank Gore contract situation. According to PFT's report, Baalke said:

The best thing we can say is we're doing everything we can to make Frank a 49er for life and whether that gets accomplished in the near future or not remains to be seen ... But Frank's a 49er. He's a heck of a football player, he's a heck of a young man, and he's a leader. You can't say enough good things about Frank.

Yesterday, much was made of Gore saying he had no comment about whether he would demand a trade. In the same interview, Gore said "Like I said before, I want to remain a 49er for my career. If that doesn't happen, hopefully I'll have a great year and test the market."

Anything can happen between now and the trade deadline (sometime fairly early in the season as I recall). At this point I don't see the 49ers dealing Frank Gore. Anything is possible, but my mind tells me no. I've been plenty wrong before, but taking the entire situation in context, I just am not seeing a deal happening.

At this point we're dealing with a whole lot of talk, and not much else. I think Trent Baalke has done a solid enough job that he is entitled to a certain amount of patience with his process. I know not everybody agrees with that, but it worked fairly well during free agency, so we'll just take it one step at a time.

And given all that, I thought we'd bring back an old favorite after the jump. Until something definitive happens, we'll include this in all future Frank Gore contract posts!