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Report: Frank Gore to visit Detroit Lions

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The future Hall of Famer is closing in on No. 4 all time in rushing.

Future Hall of Famer Frank Gore remains in our hearts, and so naturally most of us are likely curious as to his landing spot for 2018. Gore has told multiple reporters that he has a visit scheduled on Wednesday with the Detroit Lions. This is the first visit reported for Gore.

Gore finished up three seasons with the Indianapolis Colts after spending a decade with the San Francisco 49ers. In that time, he has rushed for 14,026 yards, which is good for No. 5 all time, and puts him 75 yards back of Curtis Martin for No. 4 all time. He also has 17,698 career yards from scrimmage, which is good for No. 7 all time. He is 492 yards back of Barry Sanders for No. 6 all time. He has 77 career rushing touchdowns, and three more will move him into the top 20 all time.

The Lions are coming off a season in which Ameer Abdullah led the team with 552 yards, averaging 3.3 yards per carry. Theo Riddick added another 286 yards, and as a whole, the unit averaged 3.4 yards per carry. Matthew Stafford remains incredibly productive in the passing game, but continues to lack even an average rushing attack to make his life easier.

Gore is nearing the end of his career, but he would be an upgrade to what the Lions had last season. Abdullah has struggled to emerge as the Lions hoped, and adding a veteran like Gore could help him figure some things out.