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Bills RB Frank Gore never thought about retirement this offseason

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Buffalo Bills running back Frank Gore isn’t going away. Gore is 36 now but he isn’t showing any signs of slowing down as he gears up for his 15th season in the league. He was placed on the non-football injury list to open camp with a minor issue, but he’s since been cleared and has begun practicing.

Gore says he’s feeling good now and is fully healthy. From Vic Carucci of the Buffalo News:

“I’m blessed to be playing a game that I still love at the age that a lot of people say you can’t play it. I’m doing something I love. I’m enjoying it.”

People seem to think that every year might be Gore’s last, but he isn’t thinking about that. When asked if retirement crossed his mind this past offseason, Gore said it hadn’t.

“Nah, no, I’m not thinking about it right now,” he said. “I’m just going out there every day, trying to compete and try to win a job. If I feel like I can’t go out there this year, I’ll say, ‘Forget it.’ If I still think I can go and feel good and [I’m] still enjoying it, I’ll go. But right now, I’ll just take it one day at a time and see where it goes.”

The Bills have a crowded backfield that includes LeSean McCoy, rookie Devin Singletary, and T.J. Yeldon, but Gore isn’t worried about that either.

“I don’t worry about that,” he said. “As long as I’m healthy and feeling good, I will compete with anybody. So I’m not tripping on that.”

Gore is an anomaly in many ways, and he’s remarkably only missed more than two games in a season once. Even then it was only five games, he was very productive for the Dolphins last year, averaging 4.6 yards per carry and racking up 722 yards. Hopefully we will continue to watch Gore on the field for years to come.