Phil Bates (American football)

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Phil Bates
No. 86 Dallas Cowboys
Position: Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-09-20) September 20, 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth: Omaha, Nebraska
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
College: Ohio
Undrafted: 2012
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics
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Phil Bates (born September 20, 1989) is an American football wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Ohio. He was signed by the Seahawks an undrafted free agent in 2012.

College career[edit]

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[edit]

Seattle Seahawks[edit]

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[edit]

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

On December 27, 2014, Bates was called up from the Browns practice squad to their active roster for their season finale against the Baltimore Ravens after Josh Gordon was suspended by the team after failing to attend a team walk-through.[6]

He was released by the Browns on May 11, 2015.[7]

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

Bates was signed by the Dallas Cowboys on August 20, 2015.[8]


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