Sources: Frank Gore wants new deal

Updated: July 27, 2011, 6:01 PM ET
By Adam Schefter | ESPN

San Francisco 49ers Pro Bowl running back Frank Gore is planning to hold out and not report to training camp until the team rewards him with a new contract, according to league sources.

The 28-year-old Gore has one year and $5 million remaining on his contract. Gore's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, could not be reached for comment.

Gore believes he must try to get a new deal now, after he fractured his hip last season. He already has undergone two knee surgeries and two shoulder surgeries.

San Francisco was planning to lean on Gore, with Alex Smith the likely starting quarterback. With that leverage, Gore believes the time to get his last lucrative NFL deal is now.

Gore is expected to be one of a handful of significant holdouts that could also include Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson and Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson.

Adam Schefter is ESPN's NFL Insider.