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This is a 2023 photo of John Bates of the Washington Commanders  NFL football team. This image reflects the Washington Commanders  active roster as of Tuesday, June 6, 2023 when this image was taken. (AP Photo)

John Bates

TE

#87

Experience: 3 years

Height: 6-6

Weight: 259 lbs

College: Boise State

2023 SEASON

  • REC
    19
  • YDS
    151
  • AVG
    7.95
  • TDS
    0
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Receiving

YEAR TEAM G REC YDS AVG LNG TD 1st 1st% 20+ 40+
2023 Washington Commanders 17 19 151 8 35 0 6 31.6 1 0
2022 Washington Commanders 16 14 108 7.7 20 1 4 28.6 1 0
2021 Washington Commanders 17 20 249 12.4 32 1 11 55 4 0
TOTAL 50 53 508 9.6 35 2 21 39.6 6 0

Kick Return

YEAR TEAM G RET YDS AVG LNG TD 20+ 40+ FC FUM
2023 Washington Commanders 17 1 10 10 10 0 0 0 0 0
2022 Washington Commanders 16
2021 Washington Commanders 17
TOTAL 50 1 10 10 10 0 0 0 0 0

Fumbles

YEAR TEAM G FUM LOST FF OWN FR OPP FR TD
2023 Washington Commanders 17 0
2022 Washington Commanders 16 1 0 1
2021 Washington Commanders 17 1 0 0 1
TOTAL 50 2 0 0 2 0 0

Defense

YEAR TEAM G Total Solo AST SCK SFTY PDEF INT TDS YDS AVG LNG
2023 Washington Commanders 17 2 2 0 0 0 0
2022 Washington Commanders 16
2021 Washington Commanders 17 1 1 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 50 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Biography

TRANSACTIONS: Originally selected by Washington in the fourth round (124th overall) of the 2021 NFL Draft.

PRO: Enters 2023 having appeared in 33 games with 15 starts, accounting for 357 yards on 34 receptions... Started seven games 16 appearances in 2023.

YEAR-BY-YEAR:

2022 (WASHINGTON): Appeared in 17 games with 11seven starts, recording 108 yards on 14 receptions with 22 targets.

2021 (WASHINGTON): Appeared in 16 games with eight starts, recording 249 yards on 25 receptions, 11 of which resulted in first downs. Scored his first career touchdown in Week 16 against the Dallas Cowboys.

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