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Posted at 12:53 PM, May 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-05 12:53:12-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Frank Gore will be playing in the AFC East again this season, but not for the Buffalo Bills.

The free-agent running back has signed a one-year deal with the New York Jets, his agent announced Tuesday.

It will be Gore's third AFC East team in three years. He played for the Dolphins in 2018 and split the backfield last season with first-year Bills running back Devin Singletary. The 36-year-old Gore also served as a mentor for his rookie teammate during his time in Buffalo.

Last season with the Bills, Gore rushed for 599 yards and two touchdown. In Week 12, he became the third all-time leading rusher in the NFL, surpassing Barry Sanders and racking up a career total of 15,347 yards by the end of the season.

"I look at him as a little brother," Gore told 7 Eyewitness Sports last November of his younger teammate Singletary. "From day one, we just clicked like that. I always tell him from here on out, I'm going to be in his life, especially playing ball, ya know because he's got it. He's just gotta keep his head down and grind. And I know he will 'cause I'm gonna keep calling."