Son of former Bills running back signs with Buffalo as undrafted free agent

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With the 2024 NFL Draft officially completed, the frenzy of undrafted free agents signing with teams has begun and the Buffalo Bills managed to sign a player whose father is familiar with the Bills. Southern Mississippi running back Frank Gore Jr. has agreed to a contract with the Bills according to Jordan Schultz. He is the son of former legendary running back Frank Gore Sr. who played one season with the Bills in 2019 where he rushed for 599 yards and two touchdowns. Now Gore Jr. will follow his father’s footsteps as he is heading to the Bills after going undrafted.

Now he will follow in his father’s footsteps as he is heading to the Bills after going undrafted. He will join a running back room that has James Cook, Ty Johnson, and rookie Ray Davis from Kentucky. However, don’t rule out Gore’s chances of making the final 53 roster. If he can show that he has talent like his Dad, then we could easily see Gore in Western New York. 

At Southern Mississippi, Gore Jr. is coming off of back-to-back 1,000+ rushing yard seasons in which he has 19 rushing touchdowns in that span. Gore Jr. can also serve as a pass-catcher out of the backfield, where he caught over 200 receiving yards in the last two years. Last season, Gore was a Second-team All-Sun Belt running back. There is no doubt that Gore can be the main back in an offense and his physicality is one of his biggest strengths.

Brandon Beane made a great addition by signing Gore Jr. It provides more competition and he managed to acquire someone who has great football roots and has displayed unbelievable talent in college. The odds are stacked against him as an undrafted free agent, but Gore will have a chip on his shoulder and the Bills should get the best that he has in order to make the roster going into the season.