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Phil Bates (American football)

Phil Bates
No. 86     Cleveland Browns
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-09-20) September 20, 1989
Place of birth: Omaha, Nebraska
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight: 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
College: Ohio
Undrafted in 2012
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
Roster status: Practice Squad
Career NFL statistics
Stats at

Phil Bates (born September 20, 1989) is an American football wide receiver for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League. He played college football at Ohio. He was signed by the Seahawks an undrafted free agent in 2012.


  • College career 1
  • Professional career 2
  • Cleveland Browns 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

College career

Bates played college football at Iowa State University as a quarterback and wide receiver from 2007 to 2008. He then transferred to Ohio University, where he played from 2009 to 2011.[1] He finished his career with 457 passing yards, five passing touchdowns, 738 rushing yards, three rushing touchdowns, 270 receiving yards and one receiving touchdown.

Professional career

Bates was signed by the Seattle Seahawks after going undrafted in the 2012 NFL Draft.[2]

On September 1, 2014, Bates was waived.[3] He was signed to the Seahawks practice squad on September 9, 2014.[4]

Cleveland Browns

On October 30, 2014, the Cleveland Browns signed Bates to their practice squad. [5]


  1. ^ Iowa State QB Bates will transfer
  2. ^ Why Phil Bates might be Seahawks’ next breakout receiving star
  3. ^
  4. ^ "Phil Bates". Retrieved September 15, 2014. 
  5. ^

External links

  • Seattle Seahawks bio
  • Ohio Bobcats bio
  • Iowa State Cyclones bio
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