|No. 71 – Buffalo Bills|
|Born:||February 14, 1997|
Warminster Township, Pennsylvania
|Height:||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight:||302 lb (137 kg)|
|High school:||Archbishop Wood Catholic High School|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 18, 2021|
|Player stats at NFL.com · PFR|
Ryan William Bates (born (February 14, 1997) is an American football offensive guard for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Penn State.
Bates attended Archbishop Wood Catholic High School in Warminster Township, Pennsylvania.
Bates signed with the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent on May 10, 2019.
On August 9, 2019, Bates was traded to the Buffalo Bills for linebacker Eli Harold.
Bates made his first career start in Week 16 of the 2021 season at right guard, and started the remainder of the season and through the playoffs at left guard.
On March 14, 2022, the Bills placed a restricted free agent tender on Bates. On March 24, 2022, the Chicago Bears signed Bates to an offer sheet, but Buffalo matched the offer.