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Mon, Nov 29 @ 8:15 pm ET |
vs Seattle Seahawks (3-7-0)
  • FedEx Field
  • WAS PK, O/U 46.5

NFC East Standings

Team Div Overall
2-0-0 7-4-0
0-1-0 5-6-0
1-0-0 4-6-0
0-2-0 3-7-0

2021 Receiving

Receiving Yards
Average Yards per Reception
Receiving Touchdowns
Longest Reception
Regular Season 8 59 7.4 0 18

Top John Bates News

  • Football Team's John Bates: Catches three passes

    Bates caught each of his three targets for 23 yards in Sunday's 27-21 win over the Panthers.

    Bates operated as the Washington's No. 1 tight end Sunday with Ricky Seals-Jones (hip) sidelined and Logan Thomas (hamstring) still on injured reserve. The rookie played all but one of the team's offensive snaps, and his three catches were the second-highest total for any Washington pass catcher. With Thomas nearing his return and Seals-Jones also having a shot to play Week 12 against the Seahawks, Bates may be in store for just a one-game run as Washington's starting tight end.

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  • Football Team's John Bates: Likely to act as top tight end

    Bates is expected to serve as Washington's starting tight end Sunday against the Panthers with Ricky Seals-Jones (hip) ruled out for the contest and Logan Thomas (hamstring) still on injured reserve, Pete Hailey of NBC Sports Washington reports.

    After Seals-Jones exited early in last week's upset win over the Buccaneers, Bates stepped in to play a career-high 63 percent of the Football Team's offensive snaps. Though he didn't fill a high-volume role in the passing game, the rookie made good on his limited opportunities, reeling in all three of his targets for 25 yards. Bates profiles as a low-end starter at tight end for deep-league lineups in Week 11.

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  • Football Team's John Bates: Fills in for Seals-Jones

    Bates caught each of his three targets for 25 yards in Sunday's 29-19 win over Tampa Bay, playing a career-high 47 snaps due to Ricky Seals-Jones' hip injury.

    A rookie fourth-round pick, Bates has now climbed from third to first on the depth chart with Seals-Jones joining starter Logan Thomas (IR/hamstring) on the shelf. However, it isn't clear if Seals-Jones' hip injury is serious, nor is it certain that Thomas will miss additional time beyond Week 10. Bates was timed at 4.84 in the 40-yard dash and never reached even 300 yards in a season at Boise State, suggesting his receiving contributions won't match Seals-Jones' recent performance even if the rookie temporarily handles a three-down role in Week 11 at Carolina.

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  • Football Team's John Bates: Records first NFL catch

    Bates caught his only target for a seven-yard gain in Sunday's 31-13 loss to Kansas City, registering his first regular-season NFL reception.

    The rookie fourth-round pick has seen just one target in two games since starting tight end Logan Thomas (hamstring) was placed on injured reserve. Ricky Seals-Jones has replaced Thomas in a three-down role, while Bates remains limited to blocking for the most part. He doesn't figure to see more than a target or two Week 7 at Green Bay.

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  • Football Team's John Bates: Stepping into No. 2 role

    Bates will operate as Washington's No. 2 tight end behind Ricky Seals-Jones while Logan Thomas (hamstring) is on injured reserve, Pete Hailey of NBC Sports Washington reports.

    Bates played only four offensive snaps across the first three games of the season, but he logged 14 plays from scrimmage during Sunday's win over the Falcons with Thomas going down with the injury. Bates, a rookie fourth-round pick, has yet to be targeted in the passing game and is unlikely to have much fantasy relevance.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-6, 256 lbs
Birthplace: Nyssa, OR
Age: 24
School: Boise State