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March 11, 2019 06:16 PM
Trevor Bates: Cut loose by Detroit
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bates was let go by the Lions on Monday.

This news comes on the heels of an arrest in late January, in which Bates was cited for felony of intent to cause physical injury to an officer and four misdemeanors, per Michael Rothstein of The 25-year-old suited up in just nine games in 2018, making three tackles (one solo). Bates plead not guilty to his charges, but would still be a long shot to sign with a new team before his legal battle concludes.

January 27, 2019 01:04 AM
Lions' Trevor Bates: Arrested in New York
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bates was arrested in New York and is reportedly facing felony charges for assaulting a police officer, reports.

Bates was reportedly arrested for failing to pay a cab fare and resisted arrest. He faces misdemeanor charges for both infractions, as well. The Lions are aware of the situation but won't comment further until securing additional information. The 25-year-old had three tackles in nine games for Detroit in 2018, mostly as a special teams contributor.

January 18, 2019 05:24 PM
Lions' Trevor Bates: Three tackles in 2018
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bates generated three tackles in nine games for Detroit in 2018.

Bates only saw two snaps on defense all season, almost exclusively serving on special teams. The Maine product remains under contract through the 2019 campaign.

December 16, 2018 12:24 PM
Lions' Trevor Bates: Slated to return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bates (ankle) is active for Sunday's contest against the Bills.

Bates will return from a two-game absence Sunday, though he could only see the field on special teams with starting middle linebacker Jarrad Davis at full strength.

December 7, 2018 05:24 PM
Lions' Trevor Bates: Unavailable Week 14
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bates (ankle) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Cardinals.

Bates began the week not practicing but progressed to limited participation Thursday and Friday, though apparently he didn't show enough to avoid being ruled out. The 25-year-old has played only two defensive snaps in six games, so his absence is unlikely to impact the Lions defense.

December 6, 2018 04:00 PM
Lions' Trevor Bates: Not practicing Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bates (ankle) didn't practice Wednesday.

Bates continues to nurse an ankle injury he sustained during practice last week. A potential absence this weekend in Arizona likely wouldn't prove too costly for the Lions, as Bates has been limited largely to special-teams duties this season.

December 2, 2018 12:20 PM
Lions' Trevor Bates: Out of lineup Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bates (ankle) is inactive for Sunday's game versus the Rams.

Bates suffered this injury late in the practice week and was unable to recover in time. He works mainly in a special-teams role, and his absence will make Kelvin Sheppard the No. 2 middle linebacker in Week 13.

December 1, 2018 03:52 PM
Lions' Trevor Bates: Suffers ankle injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bates sustained an ankle injury and is questionable for Sunday's game against the Rams, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Bates was a late addition to the injury report Saturday so the specifics and severity of the injury remain unclear. The 25-year-old has played only two defensive snaps since being promoted from the practice squad in mid-October, so the Lions defense is unlikely to be impacted should he be inactive Sunday.

October 15, 2018 07:04 PM
Lions' Trevor Bates: Promoted to active roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bates was signed from the Lions' practice squad to the active roster Monday.

Bates spent the offseason with Detroit but didn't manage to secure a Week 1 roster spot. He'll likely operate as a backup to Jarrad Davis at middle linebacker. Barring injury, Bates shouldn't be expected to see significant time early on.

May 24, 2018 12:20 PM
Lions' Trevor Bates: Signs with Detroit
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bates signed a contract with the Lions on Wednesday.

Bates hasn't appeared in a game since his rookie season in 2016, when the seventh-round pick saw 22 snaps on special teams in his lone appearance with the Colts. The Maine product faces an uphill battle for a roster spot in Detroit.

Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2016Indianapolis Colts100.000000.0000
2016New England Patriots000.000000.0000
2017New York Giants000.000000.0000
2018Detroit Lions931.020000.0000

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