“I got an opportunity to get back with a good friend and a guy I respect, and I’m happy that he wanted me to be on his team,” Gore said. “And I’m happy to be around a guy who has done some great things in this league in Le’Veon Bell. That can motivate me. And I can help out the young kid that they just drafted, La’Mical Perine.”
Despite coming up on his 37th birthday later this month, Gore says you couldn’t tell his age from his game tape last year.
“You will never be that young guy again, but when I looked at myself on film last year in Buffalo, you couldn’t tell my age,” said Gore. “I’m talking about when I was playing a lot in the first half of the season — like when I played against New England the first time, when I was playing against Cincinnati, when I was playing against the Jets and Giants. Before the bye week (Week 6), I was pushing for 1,000 yards.”
Gore has been training and preparing for what will be his 16th NFL season after the Bills allowed him to walk in free agency.
Gore, 36, is a former third-round pick of the 49ers back in 2005. He spent 10 seasons in San Francisco before signing a three-year, $12 million contract that included $7.5 million guaranteed with the Colts back in 2015.
Gore played out the final year of his contract before agreeing to a one-year, $1.015 million contract with the Dolphins in 2018. He signed a one-year deal with the Bills in 2019.
In 2019, Gore appeared in all 16 games for the Bills and rushed for 599 yards on 166 carries (3.6 YPC) with two touchdowns to go along with 13 receptions for 100 yards receiving.