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Browns sign wide receiver Phil Bates one day after he was released by the Seahawks

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By Anthony Caruso III
Posted: October 29th, 2014 at 6:16 PM EST

The Cleveland Browns have signed wide receiver Phil Bates. He was just released yesterday by the Seattle Seahawks.

He was released along with tight end Brett Brackett by the Seahawks. Bates and Brackett were replaced on the Seahawks roster today by linebacker L.J. Fort, who was promoted from the practice squad, and free agent fullback Will Tukuafu.

Phil Bates (Getty Images)

Phil Bates (Getty Images)

The 25-year-old will be a back-up for the Browns. He is expected to play on special teams, as well.

Bates played in one game this season this past Sunday in the Seahawks 13-9 win over the Carolina Panthers. This was his only experience in the NFL.

He only had three offensive snaps in the game. The Seahawks hoped that they would be able to add him their practice squad after he claimed the 4 pm EST waiver deadline.

However, the Browns acted quickly to sign Bates to their active roster, before the Seahawks were able to sign him to their practice squad.

He is a third-year undrafted player out of Ohio University.


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