NFL Notes: Frank Gore, Assistant Coaches, Toradol

Frank Gore

Despite currently sitting at third all-time in rushing yards, free agent RB Frank Gore isn’t ready to call it a career just yet, especially if the right team calls on him.

“I know that I can still play the game, I know I can help a team,” Gore said, via “But it’s also got to be the right situation that I feel that I can be on a team that could go to the playoffs and get a chance to probably go to the Super Bowl. I know that I can still play the game of football, but I also want to be in the right situation on the right team.”

Gore said that he has drawn interest from some teams and wants to wait until training camp to possibly sign. He also isn’t afraid of the fact that he may have played his last NFL game.

“I talked to a couple of teams, but my agent told me not to put any teams’ names out there. I kind of want to wait to training camp,” Gore said. “I want to feel that. I want to wait to see if it’s the right situation for me. . . . If a team calls and I feel like it’s right, I’m a do it. But if I don’t like the situation, I’ll say forget it and I’ll retire. . . . If I don’t feel like it’s the right situation, I’ll retire.”


  • The NFLPA  sent a memo to players on the use of Toradol via the Joint Pain Management Committee: “Due to the risk of Toradol causing major bleeding… Toradol should not be used prior to, during or after NFL games or practices as a means of reducing anticipated pain.” (Ian Rapoport)

Assistant Coaches

  • Tom Pelissero reports that assistant coaches from at least four NFL teams are refusing to get a COVID-19 vaccine, which means they would lose their Tier 1 status.
  • Coaches without Tier 1 status are banned from the field, meeting rooms and direct interactions with players if they don’t get their first shot by the end of next week.
  • According to Pelissero, the NFL allows unvaccinated individuals to keep Tier 1/2 status if they provide a valid medical or religious reason, but has advised teams to consider restricting their access. 
  • Pelissero says that for coaches, this essentially comes down to getting vaccinated or spending the season in their office. 
  • NFL chief medical officer Dr. Allen Sill told teams last month that players, coaches and staff who get the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine need to get the first shot no later than the week of June 7 to be fully vaccinated for the start of training camp in late July, per Pelissero

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