(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) Frank Gore may stand alone among all San Francisco 49ers running backs but he's not done working.
The three-time Pro Bowler is still one of the first players to arrive each day at team headquarters, beginning his training camp ritual with an early morning conditioning session long before the 49ers take to the practice field.
His work ethic has helped make Gore the franchise's all-time leading career rusher to go along with several other team records. But the way Gore sees it, he has more work cut out for him this summer to hold off a new group of competitors looking to cut into his playing time.
The 49ers added veteran Brandon Jacobs and second-round draft pick LaMichael James during the offseason to a backfield that also features Gore's slippery understudy Kendall Hunter.