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Eagles Free Agency Rumors: Frank Gore has mutual interest in joining Philadelphia

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According to a report from Eliot Shorr-Parks of NJ.com, don't be surprised if Frank Gore is wearing an Eagles uniform this season. From the article:

"According to a person with knowledge of the situation who requested anonymity, the Eagles have expressed serious interest in San Francisco 49ers free agent running back Frank Gore. The mutual interest is so serious that it is possible a deal could get done as early as Tuesday, the first day free agents can sign with another team."

The Eagles are obviously in the market for a new running back since they traded away former starter LeSean McCoy to the Buffalo Bills in exchange for Kiko Alonso earlier this week.

Gore is an interesting option because he's 31 and turns 32 in May. He's been in the league since the San Francisco 49ers drafted him in the third round of the 2005 NFL Draft. In 148 career games, he's rushed for 11,073 yards and 64 touchdowns on 2442 attempts for a career average of 4.5. He's also recorded 342 receptions for 2,883 yards and 11 touchdowns.

Running backs typically don't age well. Gore might be a bit of an exception. He's only played in less than 12 games in one season, and that was 2011. In 2014, he rushed for 1,106 yards and four touchdown on 255 carries for a 4.3 average.

It's unclear what kind of role Gore would have in Philadelphia. He could be a short-term option for the Eagles. He could also be used in a rotation with other running backs on the Eagles roster.

Stay tuned to see if this rumor turns out to be true.