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This Week Outlook
Washington tight end John Bates caught three of his four targets for 35 yards in Sunday's loss to the Eagles.
Bates has earned an increased role in recent weeks with Logan Thomas on injured reserve, and he heads into the final week of the season with 19 receptions for 244 yards and one touchdown through 16 games.
Washington tight end John Bates caught two of his three targets for 45 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's loss to the Cowboys.
Bates has seen his usage increase in the wake of the Logan Thomas injury, but Sunday was his first touchdown reception of the season.
Washington tight end John Bates caught all three of his targets for 23 yards in Sunday's win over the Panthers.
Bates was called upon with Ricky Seals-Jones ruled out and Logan Thomas still on injured reserve, and he'll return to a reserve role once either of those two is ready to return, which could be as soon as Week 12.
The Washington Football Team have selected TE John Bates with the No. 124 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.
The Boise State prospect lands in Washington, adding good blocking and a quick route release alongside Logan Thomas in two tight-end sets. The acquisition of Bates will help QB Ryan Fitzpatrick have a second security blanket across the middle of the field. Bates also helps emerging star RB Antonio Gibson by getting blocks sealed on the perimeter to execute the pro-style offense implemented by head coach Ron Rivera.