49ers RB Frank Gore seems happy that finally the team and his agent, Drew Rosenhaus are making progress on a new deal. Gore’s agent was set to meet Monday with the 49ers, though Gore wasn’t sure when the process would begin. The two-time Pro Bowl running back has repeatedly said he would like a new, long-term commitment from the team before the season opener against the Seahawks.
“He’s here. I’m happy about that,” Gore said about Rosenhaus during an interview with The Associated Press. “It may pick up. That’s a positive. I hope I’ll get a fair deal. I want to be a 49er for my career. I love it here. I love my teammates. I like the new coaching staff. I can see that we’re going to get things together here. Having a football coach like Jim Harbaugh and his style of doing what they’re doing and knowing what they want from each and every player, and that’s being a football player.”
The 28-year-old Gore, who missed the final five games last season with a broken right hip, held out for the first four days of training camp. He said it’s “a step” in the right direction that Rosenhaus and Niners executives are meeting face to face. “I just want to get it done, man. Hopefully both sides will come to a fair deal and I can be here and get it out of my head and try to get (going on) these 16 weeks and move on and win the West,” Gore said. “It’s best for me to let the fans know I want to be here. It’s not me. It comes down to the organization and the team.”