ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Bills general manager Brandon Beane doesn't believe in having too many offensive linemen.
Buffalo's backfield also got a little more crowded.
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9. BUFFALO BILLS (6-10)
LAST SEASON: Two-year plan to purge high-priced contracts and rebuild with youth led to Buffalo taking step back one year after ending 17-season playoff drought....
AP source: Buffalo Bills to cut running back Chris Ivory
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A person with direct knowledge of the Buffalo Bills' plans confirms to The Associated Press that running back Chris Ivory has been informed he will be released by the...
Gore looks forward to sharing Bills backfield with McCoy
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Hold the AARP jokes.
Running back Frank Gore sees nothing funny about teaming up with LeSean McCoy in Buffalo to form the NFL's oldest backfield. Instead, Gore sees...
AP sources: Busy Bills agree to sign 4, including Gore
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills general manager Brandon Beane promised he'd be "judicious" in rebuilding his team in free agency.
With more than $70 million of space available under the...
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MIAMI DOLPHINS (7-9)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: LB Stephone Anthony, RB Brandon Bolden, TE A.J. Derby, QB David Fales, TE MarQueis Gray, RB Frank Gore, DE William Hayes, DT Evander "Ziggy"...
AP source: Frank Gore wants to play next season
MIAMI (AP) — Even though Frank Gore's ironman streak is about to end, he wants to keep going.
The injured Miami Dolphins running back has decided against retirement and hopes to play a 15th NFL season next year, a person familiar with the situation said Friday. The person confirmed the decision to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because Gore had not commented publicly.
Cornerback Xavien Howard returns to practice for Dolphins
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — NFL interception co-leader Xavien Howard returned to practice Wednesday for the Miami Dolphins after missing two games because of a left knee injury.
Howard said he's hopeful but uncertain whether he'll be able to play Sunday against Jacksonville.
"I feel great," he said. "Just trying to see at the end of the week how it's going to go."
The third-year cornerback was chosen for the Pro Bowl for the first time Tuesday, to the delight of his friends and family.
AP source: Dolphins’ Gore expected to miss rest of season
MIAMI (AP) — With another season stumbling toward the finish line, the Miami Dolphins can begin thinking about 2019, and that includes Frank Gore.
The NFL's leading active rusher is expected to miss the rest of the year with a sprained foot, a person familiar with the situation said Monday. The person confirmed Gore's status to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team hadn't commented on the severity of his injury.
Dolphins’ Gore injures left ankle against Vikings
Miami's Frank Gore hurt his left ankle on the second-to-last play of the first quarter and didn't return to the Dolphins' loss at Minnesota on Sunday.
Gore, the NFL's active rushing leader, had five carries for 14 yards in Miami's 41-17 loss.
Backup defensive tackle Ziggy Hood (hamstring) limped off the field at the end of the third quarter.
Weighty move: dropping pounds helps Miller excel for Texans
HOUSTON (AP) — Lamar Miller was searching for ways to improve this offseason after what he calls a disappointing 2017.
It was then that the Houston Texans running back decided to take the advice of two former Miami Hurricanes running backs with a combined 25 years of NFL experience.
Edgerrin James, a four-time Pro Bowler who spent 11 years in the NFL, and Frank Gore, a 35-year-old who made the Pro Bowl five times and is in his 14th season shared their secret for NFL longevity: weight loss.
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Ageless Gore faces former team when Dolphins play Colts
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — The subject was playing through pain, and Miami Dolphins running back Frank Gore drew on his extensive experience to share his thoughts with teammate Ryan Tannehill.
Bye comes at good time for hobbled Dolphins
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Frank Gore walked slowly through the Miami Dolphins locker room Monday, a slight hunch in his posture and a slight limp in his gait, which made him look like the 35-year-old running back he is.
With Dolphins’ Tannehill still out, Lions brace for Gore
MIAMI (AP) — It was New Year's Day 2006 when Frank Gore first became a 100-yard rusher. And he still is one, which could spell trouble Sunday for the Detroit Lions.
The ageless 35-year-old Gore had his most productive day of the season last week when he ran for 101 yards to help the Miami Dolphins beat the Chicago Bears in overtime. Now the Lions must tackle the challenge of facing the NFL's leading active rusher.
Gore, Lynch still going strong in their 30s
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The shelf life for running backs in the modern NFL is short. Get drafted, start playing and hope to get a second contract. By the time most backs reach their 30s, they're typically out of the league living in retirement.
Frank Gore and Marshawn Lynch are defying those odds, still producing at the respective ages of 35 and 32. The two will share a field on Sunday when Lynch's Oakland Raiders (0-2) visit Gore and the Miami Dolphins (2-0).
Gore, Dolphins top Darnold, mistake-prone Jets 20-12
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Frank Gore moved up in the NFL record books with a history-making run — and helped deliver the Miami Dolphins a victory with a game-sealing catch.
Gore moved past Curtis Martin for fourth on the career rushing list, Ryan Tannehill threw two touchdown passes, Kenyan Drake ran for a score and the Dolphins took advantage of several mistakes by Sam Darnold and the New York Jets for a 20-12 victory Sunday.
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Sitting stars in preseason raises age-old readiness question
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Ezekiel Elliott never lobbied publicly for a few snaps once the Dallas Cowboys decided to sit their healthy star running back for the entire preseason.
Frank Gore actually got two plays with the Miami Dolphins, and the 35-year-old going into his 14th season wanted more. Coach Adam Gase wouldn't have it.
Dolphins Preview Capsule
MIAMI DOLPHINS (6-10)
New faces: S Minkah Fitzpatrick, G Josh Sitton, DE Robert Quinn, WR Danny Amendola, WR Albert Wilson, C Daniel Kilgore, TE Mike Gesicki, RB Frank Gore, RB Kalen Ballage, QB Brock Osweiler, DT Kendall Langford.
Key losses: DT Ndamukong Suh, WR Jarvis Landry, C Mike Pouncey, G Jermon Bushrod, K Cody Parkey, QB Jay Cutler, QB Matt Moore, TE Julius Thomas, LB Lawrence Timmons.
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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (4-12)
New faces: G Matt Slauson, TE Eric Ebron, WR Ryan Grant, DT Denico Autry, LB Najee Goode, rookies G Quenton Nelson, OL Braden Smith, DE Kemoko Turay, LB Darius Leonard, RB Jordan Wilkins, RB Nyheim Hines, coach Frank Reich.
Key losses: RB Frank Gore, CB Rashaan Melvin, S Darius Butler, DT Johnathan Hankins, WR Donte Moncrief, coach Chuck Pagano.
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — The NFL's active career rushing leader may still be a starter at age 35.
Frank Gore is listed as sharing the No. 1 running back spot with incumbent Kenyan Drake on the first depth chart of training camp for the Miami Dolphins.
Gore signed with his hometown team in March and was widely expected to fill the role of veteran backup. He's awfully experienced for a feature back, with 13 seasons and 196 games of mileage.
WESTFIELD, Ind. (AP) — Marlon Mack spent his rookie season serving as the understudy to one of pro football's greatest rushers.
This year, he's playing the lead in Indianapolis.
The 22-year-old running back got his big break when the Colts let 35-year-old Frank Gore walk away in free agency, handed Mack the starting job and offered him the chance to become a star on football's biggest stage. It's up to Mack to prove he can live up to the billing.
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Third-year pro Kenyan Drake has been with the Miami Dolphins longer than any other running back on their roster, which gives him seniority of sorts — except that new backup Frank Gore is 35 years old.
Even so, Drake considers his maturity an asset for a change entering his first full season as the starter.
Sending two-time Pro Bowl defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul to Tampa Bay for two draft picks gives the New York Giants much-needed salary cap space for 2019 and allows the Buccaneers to continue rebuilding a line that had the fewest sacks in the NFL last season.
With the unexpected trade announced Thursday, the Giants take another step in their rebuilding under new general manager Dave Gettleman and the Bucs upgraded their defense in a bid to end a decade-long playoff drought.
AP source: RB Frank Gore agrees to terms with Dolphins
MIAMI (AP) — Rather than retire, Frank Gore is joining his hometown team.
The NFL's active rushing leader agreed to terms with the Miami Dolphins, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Thursday. The person confirmed the agreement to the AP on condition of anonymity because the deal won't be final until Gore passes a physical.
If you're a free agent running back 30 or older, odds are, the Detroit Lions would like to talk to you.
After hosting Jonathan Stewart, DeMarco Murray and Frank Gore, the Lions have lined up a Friday visit with LeGarrette Blount, according to ESPN.
While the top running backs on the market are agreeing to multi-year deals ranging from $5-7 million per season, the Detroit Lions are continuing to look at older, stopgap options with the franchise's eyes seemingly on the wealth of talent in the upcoming draft.
After meeting with Jonathan Stewart and DeMarco Murray earlier in the week, the Lions are set to host Frank Gore at the team's facility on Wednesday, the veteran running back told ESPN.
Indianapolis Colts free agency capsule
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (4-12)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: RB Frank Gore; S Darius Butler; WRs Donte Moncrief and Kamar Aiken; LBs Barkevious Mingo and Jon Bostic; QB Scott Tolzien; OLs Jack Mewhort and Michael Person; CBs Pierre Desir and Rashaan Melvin; TE Brandon Williams.
Colts decide to let Frank Gore leave in free agency
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Running back Frank Gore came to Indianapolis with Super Bowl aspirations.
Three years later, he's leaving without a ring or an assurance he'll ever play another football game.
General manager Chris Ballard announced Wednesday the Colts do not intend to re-sign the 34-year-old, soon-to-be free agent, who is ranked No. 5 in career rushing.
Adam Vinatieri returning to Colts on one-year deal in search of NFL’s all-time scoring record
Adam Vinatieri, the 45-year-old four-time Super Bowl winner and future Hall of Famer, is returning to the Colts on a one-year deal for his 23rd NFL campaign, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Thursday.
Vinatieri, who is currently No. 2 on the all-time scoring list with 2,487 points, needs 58 more points to surpass Hall of Famer Morten Andersen for the NFL record.
Texans, Colts try to build momentum heading into offseason
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Houston and Indianapolis head into Sunday's season finale facing the same plight.
With the playoffs out of reach and speculation swirling about the job status of both coaches, they know changes are coming. They're just not sure how deep they will cut.
So the Texans and Colts will spend the last day of this season trying to snap long losing streaks and take a little momentum into a potentially tumultuous offseason. And that, of course, means winning still matters.
Gore, Vinatieri won’t use season finale as retirement party
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Frank Gore and Adam Vinatieri have been defying the odds for years.
Both want one more shot.
On Wednesday, the Indianapolis Colts' two seemingly ageless wonders acknowledged they would each like to play another season, meaning Sunday's season finale against Houston won't become a retirement party.
Indianapolis continues to struggle with spate of close calls
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Frank Gore watched as the referees huddled in the snow.
All Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano wanted was an explanation.
Now, there's no time to fret.
One day after a go-ahead 2-point conversion was negated by an offensive pass interference call, thawed out players and coaches returned to work and tried to turn the page on yet another befuddling loss.
8 finalists for Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award announced
NEW YORK (AP) — Veterans Joe Thomas, Antonio Gates and Vernon Davis are among eight finalists for the NFL's Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award.
Also announced Monday as finalists are Luke Kuechly, Haloti Ngata, Joe Staley, Josh McCown and Alex Smith.
Colts’ RB Gore has a big admirer in Bills’ RB LeSean McCoy
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — LeSean McCoy thinks so highly of Frank Gore, he's preparing to give the Colts' veteran the jersey off his back after the Bills host Indianapolis on Sunday.
From one prolific running back to another: respect.
Rare losing season hits hard inside Colts’ locker room
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Frank Gore came to Indianapolis to earn a Super Bowl ring.
He may leave without making a playoff appearance.
If the Colts didn't know their fate before Sunday's 30-10 loss at Jacksonville, they certainly do now. An already lost season has become their first losing season since 2011.
Frank Gore surpasses LaDainian Tomlinson to enter NFL’s top-five all-time rushing list
Frank Gore, who began Week 13 No. 7 on the NFL's all-time rushing list with 13,636 yards, surpassed Hall of Famers Jerome Bettis (13,662) and LaDainian Tomlinson (13,684) to break into the top five Sunday in Jacksonville.
Gore, 34, passed Bettis early on in the action before bypassing Tomlinson in the third quarter. Gore has 12 carries for 60 yards in the game and 13,696 yards on 3,138 carries in his 13-year career.
Frank Gore moves into 5th on NFL’s career rushing list
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Frank Gore started left, cut back right, stepped through an arm tackle and lowered his pads to gain an extra yard.
INDIANAPOLIS (3-8) at JACKSONVILLE (7-4)
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS
OPENING LINE — Jaguars by 10
RECORD VS. SPREAD — Indianapolis 6-5, Jacksonville 6-5
SERIES RECORD — Colts lead 22-11
LAST MEETING — Jaguars beat Colts 27-0, Oct. 22, 2017
LAST WEEK — Colts lost to Titans 20-16; Jaguars lost to Cardinals 27-24
AP PRO32 RANKING — Colts No. 28, Jaguars No. 10
COLTS OFFENSE — OVERALL (27), RUSH (24), PASS (26)
COLTS DEFENSE — OVERALL (29), RUSH (13), PASS (30)
JAGUARS OFFENSE — OVERALL (12), RUSH (1), PASS (29)
With losing streak over, relieved Colts are all smiles
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Frank Gore looked and sounded like a relieved man Monday.
The veteran running back walked into the Indianapolis Colts locker room with a smile as he laughed and joked with teammates. He wasn't the only one.
After spending almost one full month chasing their third victory of the season, the Colts finally got another chance to savor the spoils of victory.
As Luck’s rehab continues, Colts still searching for answers
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Andrew Luck spent Monday out of sight, still recovering from offseason shoulder surgery.
Cornerback Vontae Davis, running back Frank Gore and receiver T.Y. Hilton dealt with questions about potential trades, and coach Chuck Pagano again found himself explaining what went wrong over the weekend.
Gore, Mack team up to give Colts ground game change of pace
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Chuck Pagano has a new recipe for the Indianapolis Colts offense.
And he plans on giving opposing defenses a full helping.
As the Colts deal with the likelihood that short-yardage specialist Robert Turbin will be lost for the season with an injured elbow and quarterback Andrew Luck's recovery from shoulder surgery may take longer than was even expected a week ago, Pagano wants to start feeding the ball more steadily to veteran running back Frank Gore and rookie Marlon Mack.
Colts RB Frank Gore prepares for reunion game vs. 49ers
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — After 10 seasons and a franchise rushing record, Frank Gore acknowledges he had some hard feelings when the San Francisco 49ers showed little interest in bringing him back following the 2014 season to go with Carlos Hyde instead.
That probably could be expected from someone who had about as big an impact as any player in the turnaround in San Francisco that led to three straight trips to the NFC title game and who had rushed for 1,106 yards at age 31.
Way We Hear It: Indianapolis Colts send clear, firm message with roster moves
The Indianapolis Colts have pared down their roster to the league-mandated 53 players, per NFL rules. But you might want to print off a hard copy and save it — we expect the roster to continue to change, perhaps even dramatically, as this season goes on.
That would fall in line with what new general manager Chris Ballard appears to be indicating with some of the moves that helped get the team to 53 in the first place. In short: Few are safe.
Colts Preview Capsule
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (8-8)
New faces: QB Jacoby Brissett, DT Johnathan Hankins, S Malik Hooker, RB Marlon Mack, OLB Jabaal Sheard, OLB John Simon, CB Quincy Wilson, NT Al Woods.
Key losses: S Mike Adams, TE Dwayne Allen, ILB D'Qwell Jackson, DT Kendall Langford, OLB Robert Mathis, P Pat McAfee, OLB Erik Walden.
Tolzien effective as Colts edge Steelers 19-15
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Scott Tolzien has spent most of training camp watching Stephen Morris inch closer and closer in the race to be the Week 1 Colts starting quarterback if Andrew Luck's surgically repaired right shoulder doesn't heal in time.
Tolzien may have provided just enough breathing room to get the nod in a 19-15 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Saturday night.
Tolzien effective as Colts edge Steelers 19-15
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Scott Tolzien led a pair of long scoring drives to inch closer to the Colts' starting job for the season opener if Andrew Luck's shoulder isn't ready, and the Indianapolis defense kept Pittsburgh's high-powered offense in check in a 19-15 victory Saturday night.
Tolzien completed 7 of 10 passes for 123 yards, including a 55-yard hookup with Donte Moncrief that set up a 1-yard Frank Gore touchdown run. Tolzien also threw an interception in three series of work.