Frank Gore signed by the Dolphins to contribute and be a mentor

MIAMI - SEPTEMBER 10: Frank Gore
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"“Seeing Frank Gore, that gets me going…It’s been 10 years since we were together. I mean it seems like forever. The guy looks exactly the same. Just everything about him. I’m excited to see what he can do to help us.”"

Gore was signed to the minimum to replace Damien Williams who signed a one-year $1.5 million contract. In addition to what Gore can give them on the field, Gase wants Gore:

"“Help Drake take his game to the next level,”"

Drake ran for 644 yards and three touchdowns and caught 32 passes for 239 yards and another score. He ascended to the first string after the Dolphins traded Jay Ajayi to the Eagles at the trading deadline.

Gore has missed just 12 games during a 13 year career. He has not missed a game since 2010. Gase has a message for those doubting Gore because of his age.

"“I wouldn’t doubt Frank with anything,… know a lot of people are looking at his age but with him, it’s irrelevant. He’s a different dude… When you watch him run, the physicality he plays with, pad level, the way that he’s able to drive defenders when they’re hanging on him and carrying them still, he’s a good fit for us. “I think he’s a great guy for us to have in that locker room and that running back room. I think he’s a great guy for Drake to see work day in and day out, and those two guys kind of being able to do their thing together. That’s going to be a fun thing to watch.”"

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When his career is finished Gore will be the greatest running back to ever play at Miami. The fact the two of his college teammates McGahee and Portis are on the short list of the greatest running backs in school history is another testament to how truly great the 2001 National Champions were.