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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.
09/01/13 - WR Phil Bates was waived with an injury settlement by the Seahawks Saturday.
01/16/13 - WR Phil Bates was signed by the Seahawks Tuesday to a contract for 2013. He ended the season on the team's practice squad.
10/31/12 - WR Phil Bates was added to Seattle's practice squad.