|Team:||New York Jets|
|Ht / Wt:||5'9" / 217 lb.|
|Born:||May 14, 1983|
|Drafted:||2005 / Rd. 3 (65)|
Gore, who was limited by a hand injury Wednesday,didn't practice Thursday, with the Jets classifying his absence as non-injury related.
Analysis: We'll have to wait until Friday to see if the Gore's hand issue is minor enough for him to be removed from the team's Week 8 injury report altogether, or if approaches Sunday's game against the Chiefs with a questionable tag. Assuming he suits up this weekend, the veteran back would be in line to share backfield touches with La'Mical Perine.
Gore (hand) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: It's unclear exactly what Gore is dealing with, but there's no indication that he's in danger of missing this Sunday's matchup against the Chiefs. Gore has missed just two games over the past 10 seasons, playing through plenty of injuries in that stretch. His role has been steady even though tookie La'Michal Perine has led the Jets' backfield in snaps over the last two games, as Gore has recorded 130 yards from scrimmage on 26 touches in that stretch.
Gore rushed 11 times for 60 yards in Sunday's 18-10 loss to Buffalo. He wasn't targeted in the passing game.
Analysis: Coach Adam Gase promised to get rookie La'Mical Perine more involved, and that's exactly what he did, as Perine finished with 11 carries and two catches on three targets. Gore outproduced Perine 60-49 on the ground, but it was the rookie who scored New York's only touchdown with a nice dive to the pylon from five yards out. There's little reason for the 0-7 Jets to give the 37-year-old Gore much work at Perine's expense moving forward, but Gore has carried the ball at least nine times in each of the past six games, and he'll likely see similar usage in Week 8 against the Chiefs.
Gore carried the ball 11 times for 46 yards and caught all four of his targets for 24 yards in Sunday's 24-0 loss to the Dolphins.
Analysis: While the numbers were modest, it was Gore's most productive game of the season so far in terms of scrimmage yards. His role on the ground didn't seem to change with Le'Veon Bell no longer around, but Gore did see season highs in targets and receptions. The veteran RB should again head the Jets' backfield in Week 7 against the Bills.
Gore could handle more touches following news that the Jets released Le'Veon Bell on Tuesday.
Analysis: We already got a taste of how the Jets' backfield shapes up without Bell, as the star running back missed three games with a hamstring injury. During that stretch, Gore averaged 17 touches per game. The 37-year-old didn't turn it into much production, recording no touchdowns and an average of 53.7 yards from scrimmage per game. However, Gore's consistent volume should make him a decent fantasy stash that can be used in a pinch. Rookie La'Mical Perine could see a bump in usage as well.
Gore rushed nine times for 30 yards and wasn't targeted in the passing game in Sunday's 30-10 loss to Arizona.
Analysis: As expected, Gore ceded the majority of backfield work to Le'Veon Bell in Bell's return from a hamstring injury. Bell doubled Gore's rushing yardage total on 13 carries and was the only Jets running back to have a pass thrown his way. Considering Gore wasn't doing much as the lead back with Bell sidelined, he's unlikely to pick it up now that Bell's back.
Gore is expected to return to a backup role for Sunday's game against the Cardinals, as Le'Veon Bell (hamstring) has been designated to return to practice and will likely come off IR and retake his lead back role Sunday, Ethan Greenberg of the Jets' official site reports.
Analysis: Gore averaged 17 touches per game over the past three weeks but will likely sink back into the low-mid single digits with Bell back in the fold. The 37-year-old running back is averaging just 3.2 yards per carry and has topped 4.0 only once in the past six seasons.
Gore rushed 13 times for 30 yards and brought in one of two targets for six yards in the Jets' 37-28 loss to the Broncos on Thursday.
Analysis: The ageless Gore once again carried the bulk of the workload among the Jets ground attack, but as was the case in the last two games, he found running room at a premium. Gore averaged just 2.3 yards per rush Thursday, as New York's offensive line seemed unable to run block or pass protect. With latest reports indicating Le'Veon Bell (hamstring) will likely be ready to return for a Week 5 home matchup against the Cardinals on Sunday, Oct. 11, Gore may have played his last game for now with the burden of the bulk of the running game on his shoulders.
Gore carried the ball 15 times for 57 yards and caught his only target for five yards in Sunday's 36-7 loss to the Colts.
Analysis: The 37-year-old got a surprisingly solid workload considering how quickly the Jets fell behind in the game, but Gore wasn't able to do much with his touches. His outlook won't improve much in Week 4 against a Broncos defense that just held the Buccaneers' backfield to only 68 rushing yards and 2.7 yards per carry.
Gore rushed 21 times for 63 yards and failed to bring in either of his two targets in Sunday's 31-13 loss to the 49ers.
Analysis: Gore took on a workhorse role with Le'Veon Bell (hamstring) out, but he averaged a meager 3.0 yards per carry. The top four wide receivers on New York's depth chart are all injured, so the team continued to feed Gore despite trailing in the game from the very first play. Expect a similar game plan when New York travels to Indianapolis to take on another one of Gore's former teams.
Coach Adam Gase said Wednesday that Gore will start against the 49ers on Sunday, David Lombardi of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Gore is locked in atop the New York's depth chart following the placement of Le'Veon Bell (hamstring) on injured reserve. The 37-year-old veteran managed 24 yards on six carries against the Bills in Week 1, and he'll be in line for a notable increase in touches against San Francisco as long as the Jets can avoid falling behind early. The team recently signed Kalen Ballage to serve as Gore's top backup, and rookie fourth-round pick La'Mical Perine (ankle) could work in on passing situations if he's able to shake his injury. Josh Adams is also a candidate to be promoted from the practice squad.
Gore is expected to serve as the Jets' starting running back Sunday against the 49ers after Le'Veon Bell (hamstring) was placed on injured reserve, Dennis Waszak Jr. of the Associated Press reports.
Analysis: Bell's placement on IR means he'll be sidelined for at least three games, clearing the way for take the top spot on the depth chart. Though Bell missed the entire second half of the Jets' Week 1 loss to the Bills with the injury, a negative game script left limited work available for Gore, an early-down specialist who doesn't represent much of a passing threat. Gore still managed 24 yards on six carries across his 14 offensive snaps, and he should see his workload pick up against San Francisco if the Jets can avoid falling into an early double-digit deficit. La'Mical Perine (ankle) is on hand as a change-of-pace option, though it's not a lock that he'll be available for Week 2. The Jets will likely promote Josh Adams -- who split work with Gore in Week 1 after Bell's early exit -- from their practice squad in the coming days, and the team could look to add a running back outside the organization to provide some more depth at the position.
Gore rushed six times for 24 yards but wasn't targeted in the passing game in Sunday's 27-17 loss to the Bills.
Analysis: Gore took on a larger role in the second half after Le'Veon Bell left the game with a hamstring injury, though there weren't many rushing opportunities to go around with the Jets trying to dig out of a 21-0 hole. The Jets also have Josh Adams, who rushed twice for eight yards and a touchdown in garbage time, but coach Adam Gase's well-known affinity for Gore suggests the veteran would become New York's featured back should Bell have to join rookie La'Mical Perine (ankle) on the sidelines.
Gore (hamstring) took part in the team portion of Sunday's practice, Al Iannazzone of Newsday reports.
Analysis: The Jets kept Gore out Friday as a precautionary measure due to a hamstring issue, but with a few days of rest the 16-year pro was back and participation in the more rigorous part of on-field work. Behind starter Le'Veon Bell, Gore likely is vying with fourth-round rookie La'Mical Perine for reps.
Gore was held out of Friday's practice with a hamstring injury, Brian Costello of the New York Post reports.
Analysis: Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News suggests the injury isn't considered serious. Gore has a month to get healthy before the start of the regular season, plus he already has experience working with Adam Gase (for the Dolphins in 2018). The 37-year-old figures to serve as Le'Veon Bell's backup, though his absence from practice could create an opportunity for La'Mical Perine, Kenneth Dixon or Josh Adams to make an impression.
Gore agreed Tuesday with the Jets on a one-year contract, the running back's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, told Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Analysis: Though Gore was most interested in joining Miami this offseason to conclude his career with his hometown team, he'll instead latch on with one of the Dolphins' AFC East rivals for his 16th NFL season. The soon-to-be 37-year-old's familiarity with Jets coach Adam Gase from their time together with the Dolphins in the 2018 season likely factored heavily into Gore's decision to join New York. After averaging a career-low 3.6 yards per carry with Buffalo in 2019 while offering little as a pass catcher, Gore doesn't appear to have much left to offer from an on-field perspective at this stage of his career. Expect him to handle only a limited role behind lead back Le'Veon Bell, with much of Gore's work likely to come in short-yardage situations.
Gore, currently an unrestricted free agent, seemingly had his chances of returning to the Bills significantly reduced when the team selected Utah's Zack Moss in the third round this weekend.
Analysis: Devin Singletary and Moss now line up as the team's 1-2 punch for the foreseeable future, while Gore is far too long in the tooth to serve as a pass-catching, change-of-pace option. That role is expected to go to T.J. Yeldon, with Taiwan Jones and Christian Wade also in the fold. Gore has expressed interest in continuing his career as a soon-to-be 37-year-old, but it appears more likely -- following the 2020 Draft Weekend -- that he'll have to convince some other team he can serve as an occasional yardage compiler and valuable locker room presence.
Gore intends to continue his career for at least he 2020 season, Andrew Groover of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: Gore, an impending unrestricted free agent, will kick off his 16th NFL season in 2020. Entering his age-37 campaign, Gore won't command any suitors asking him to serve as the primary option in a backfield, but he could offer fair utility as a member of a running back committee and veteran mentor. Though his usage has dropped off in recent years, Gore has still managed to put together back-to-back seasons with at least 150 rushing yards. He expressed interest in reuniting with the Dolphins in January.
Gore said he would love to play for the Dolphins in 2020, Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald reports.
Analysis: Gore grew up in South Florida, attended the University of Miami and played for the Dolphins in 2018. Interest in a reunion isn't necessarily mutual, considering he produced a career-worst 3.6 yards per carry in 2019 for Buffalo. The average partially was dragged down by Gore's short-yardage role, though his struggles in that area -- two touchdowns on 11 carries inside the five-yard line -- could inspire the Bills to pursue an upgrade this offseason. Gore can become an unrestricted free agent in mid-March, two months before his 37th birthday. It sounds like he wants to play another season, or at least assess his offers in free agency.
Gore hasn't made a decision about whether to continue his NFL career in 2020, Sal Capaccio of WGR Sports Radio 550 Buffalo reports.
Analysis: On a Week 12 run against the Broncos, Gore passed Barry Sanders to become the league's third-leading rusher of all time. Having said that, Gore took a back seat to rookie Devin Singletary down the stretch and averaged less than three yards per carry in eight of his final 10 appearances (including playoffs). Gore again is an unrestricted free agent this offseason, so if he opts to return and finds another home, the 36-year-old could be playing with his fourth team in as many campaigns.
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