Ryan Bates
No. 71 – Buffalo Bills
Personal information
Born: (1997-02-14) February 14, 1997 (age 25)
Warminster Township, Pennsylvania
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:302 lb (137 kg)
Career information
High school:Archbishop Wood Catholic High School
College:Penn State
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 18, 2021
Games played:41
Games started:4
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.

Early life

Bates attended Archbishop Wood Catholic High School in Warminster Township, Pennsylvania.[1]

Professional career

Philadelphia Eagles

Bates signed with the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent on May 10, 2019.[2]

Buffalo Bills

On August 9, 2019, Bates was traded to the Buffalo Bills for linebacker Eli Harold.[3]

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.[4]


  1. ^ "Archbishop Wood Product Ryan Bates Making Most of His Eagles Opportunity".
  2. ^ "Eagles sign 11 undrafted free agents ahead of rookie minicamp".
  3. ^ Williams, Charean (August 9, 2019). "Bills trade Eli Harold to Eagles for Ryan Bates". Pro Football Talk. NBC Sports.
  4. ^ "Offensive lineman Ryan Bates signs an offer sheet with Chicago Bears — now Buffalo Bills have 5 days to match". March 24, 2022.