Well, this is interesting. According to a report from NFL media's Ian Rapoport, the Eagles might not be signing free agent running back Frank Gore after all. Rapoport reports that Gore is "reconsidering" his pending deal with Philadelphia.
"Free agent shocker: Frank Gore reconsiders potential/pending deal with the Eagles, I’m told."
News of the Eagles agreeing to terms with Gore first emerged on Sunday afternoon. Adam Schefter reported that the Eagles and Gore struck a three-year deal worth $5 million per year and $7.5 million in guarantees.
Now, it appears the 32-year-old veteran rusher might not end up on the Eagles. Rapoport reports that the Colts, who have an obvious need at running back, could be a Gore suitor. It's worth noting here that Indianapolis general manager Ryan Grigson used to work in the Eagles front office. Is he trying to mess with the plans of his former team?
If so, the Eagles will now likely be in the market for a new free agent running back to replace LeSean McCoy. It doesn't sound like the Eagles are completely out of the running yet, but this is obviously a concern.
This situation is why it's important to remember that NFL free agency doesn't OFFICIALLY begin until tomorrow on Tuesday, March 10. Deals can't be officially finalized in the NFL's "legal tampering" window.