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12/27/14 - WR Phil Bates was signed by the Browns from their practice squad Saturday (Dec. 27). Bates is 6-2, 220-pounds and is officially in his first NFL season out of Ohio. Originally signed by Seattle as an undrafted free agent in 2012, Bates made his NFL debut as a reserve with the Seahawks this season and appeared in one game before spending the past eight weeks on the Browns' practice squad.
He will wear No. 89.
10/30/14 - WR Phil Bates was signed by the Browns to the practice squad Thursday (Oct. 30). Bates is 6-2, 220-pound and is officially in his first NFL season out of Ohio. Originally signed by Seattle as an undrafted free agent in 2012, Bates has spent time on the Seahawks' practice squad each of the past three seasons (2012-14). He was elevated to Seattle's active roster last week and made his NFL debut as a reserve.
10/28/14 - WR Phil Bates was waived by the Seahawks Tuesday (Oct. 28).
10/26/14 - WR Phil Bates was signed from the practice squad by the Seahawks Saturday (Oct. 25).
09/10/14 - WR Phil Bates was signed to the practice squad by the Seahawks Tuesday (Sept. 9). Bates was recently released by Seattle on Sept. 6.
09/06/14 - WR Phil Bates was waived by the Seahawks Saturday (Sept. 6).
09/04/14 - WR Phil Bates was re-signed by the Seahawks Wednesday (Sept. 3).
09/02/14 - WR Phil Bates was waived Monday (Sept. 1) by the Seahawks.
09/01/14 - WR Phil Bates was one of the surprise members of the 53-man roster. A former quarterback at Ohio University, he has been a constant member of the practice squad the last two years, but many observers figured he might be caught in a numbers game at a loaded position. Instead, the team decided to keep seven receivers and Bates made the cut. At 6-1, 220, he is one of Seattle's most physical receivers.
08/06/14 - WR Phil Bates has been one of the breakout stars of camp and could be a threat to make the team as the fifth or sixth receiver. He's spent the last two years on the practice squad and is a former quarterback at Ohio University who was forced to switch to receiver after a shoulder injury. The team will want to get a long look at him in the preseason.