NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Sunday that the 49ers believe they will not be able to re-sign Gore and have started the process of looking at other options. That development comes just one day after 49ers CEO Jed York told the San Francisco Chronicle he believed the Niners would "figure out a way" to keep Gore, who has eight 1,000-yard seasons in nine years with the Niners. New coach Jim Tomsula said last month at the NFL Scouting Combine that he was "a big Frank Gore guy."
Of course, admiration and compensation are two very different things. The Eagles are prepared to offer plenty of that second thing, and it will probably send The Inconvenient Truth across the country.