July 16, 2024

Bills agree to intriguing trade with Bears for 2024 NFL Draft pickChicago

“The Bills have added another asset for the 2024 NFL Draft. Buffalo has agreed to terms to acquire a fifth-round pick from the  Bears for offive lineman Ryan Bates. The trade will become official on March 13 pending a physical.”

This is not the first time that the Bears tried to get the services of Bates. Back in 2022, the Bears had an offer ready for Bates but their dreams of acquiring him were foiled when the Bills stepped in to match it. This time, the Bills have decided to let go of the guard, who still has two more years left on his current contract, including 2024. He is set to earn $3.4 million in the coming season and $3.4 million more in 2025. Bates has a cap hit of $4.006 million in 2024 and $2.567 million in 2025.

With this latest move, the Buffalo Bills, who will be selecting 28th overall at the 2024 NFL Draft, have an updated list of 10 picks for the said event.

Bates entered the league in 2019 when he was inked by the Philadelphia Eagles to a contract as an undrafted free agent. He was then  to th in exchange for Eli Harold. Before turning pro, Bates played college football for the Penn State Nittany Lions

Rexwell Villas is a Communications Arts graduate from the University of Santo Tomas in the Philippines, and he claims to have JR Smith’s conscience with his shot selection. He is an experienced sports writer covering a variety of sports, including the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, and college football. He has won a basketball, a baseball, and a football championship in fantasy all within a year.

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