Gore, the third point guard in NFL history, continued chatting in his 15th season, overtaking Barry Sanders in the 2019 league career rankings. Gore had 15,347 career rushing yards at the end of the last season, including only Emmitt Smith and Walter Payton. .
His numbers declined for the Buffalo Bills in 2019 – he set career records in rushing yards (599) and rushing yards (3.6) – but had an influence on rookie Devin Singletary, who trained with Gore in Florida before the season.
Gore, who turns 37 on May 14, had given no indication that he intended to retire, but had suggested on social media that the bills should sign him again.
The San Francisco 49ers’ third-round pick in the 2005 draft, Gore also played for the Indianapolis Colts and Miami Dolphins. He has been selected for five Pro Bowls, all as a member of the 49ers, and has raced for over 1,000 yards nine times in his career.
ESPN’s Marcel Louis-Jacques contributed to this report.