Ryan Bates

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Bills, G Age: 27-17d Exp: 4 Years
Undrafted: 2019, Eagles College: Penn State Agent(s): Compass Sports Advisors

 
  • Current Contract

    Ryan Bates signed a 4 year, $17,000,000 contract with the Buffalo Bills, including a $2,000,000 signing bonus, $8,850,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $4,250,000. In 2024, Bates will earn a base salary of $3,400,000, a roster bonus of $500,000 and a workout bonus of $100,000, while carrying a cap hit of $5,439,000 and a dead cap value of $4,006,000.
    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $17,000,000
    Signing Bonus $2,000,000
    Average Salary $4,250,000
    Total Guarantees $8,850,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $8,850,000
    Free Agent: 2026 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Workout Restructure Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash Cash AAV
    2022 Contract details by year 25 $1,450,000 $500,000 - $50,000 $375,000 $2,375,000 $8,900,000 $5,000,000($5,000,000) $5,000,000
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $8,900,000 2022 Cap Savings: $-6,525,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $3,550,000 2022 Cap Savings: $-1,175,000 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $6,275,000 2023 Dead Cap: $2,625,000 2022 Cap Savings: $-3,900,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $925,000 2023 Dead Cap: $2,625,000 2022 Cap Savings: $1,450,000
    2023 Contract details by year 26 $1,080,000 $500,000 - $100,000 $939,000 $2,619,000 $6,625,000 $6,820,000($11,820,000) $5,910,000
    Pre-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $6,625,000 2023 Cap Savings: $-4,006,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $5,545,000 2023 Cap Savings: $-2,926,000 Post-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $2,619,000 2024 Dead Cap: $4,006,000 2023 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $1,539,000 2024 Dead Cap: $4,006,000 2023 Cap Savings: $1,080,000

    Potential Out: 2024, 2 yr, $11,820,000; $4,006,000 dead cap

    2024 Contract details by year 27 $3,400,000 $500,000 $500,000 $100,000 $939,000 $5,439,000 $4,006,000 $4,000,000($15,820,000) $5,273,333
    Pre-6/1 Release Today → 03/15/2024 2024 Dead Cap: $4,006,000 2024 Cap Savings: $1,433,000 03/15/2024 → 6/1/2024 2024 Dead Cap: $4,506,000 2024 Cap Savings: $933,000 Pre-6/1 Trade Today → 03/15/2024 2024 Dead Cap: $4,006,000 2024 Cap Savings: $1,433,000 03/15/2024 → 6/1/2024 2024 Dead Cap: $4,506,000 2024 Cap Savings: $933,000 Post-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $1,439,000 2025 Dead Cap: $2,567,000 2024 Cap Savings: $4,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $1,939,000 2025 Dead Cap: $2,567,000 2024 Cap Savings: $3,500,000
    2025 Contract details by year 28 $3,400,000 $500,000 $500,000 $100,000 $939,000 $5,439,000 $2,567,000 $4,000,000($19,820,000) $4,955,000
    Pre-6/1 Release 2025 Dead Cap: $2,567,000 2025 Cap Savings: $2,872,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2025 Dead Cap: $2,567,000 2025 Cap Savings: $2,872,000 Post-6/1 Release 2025 Dead Cap: $1,439,000 2026 Dead Cap: $1,128,000 2025 Cap Savings: $4,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2025 Dead Cap: $1,439,000 2026 Dead Cap: $1,128,000 2025 Cap Savings: $4,000,000
    2026 Contract details by year 29 - - - - $564,000 $1,128,000 $1,128,000 -
    Pre-6/1 Release 2026 Dead Cap: $1,128,000 2026 Cap Savings: $0 Pre-6/1 Trade 2026 Dead Cap: $1,128,000 2026 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Release 2026 Dead Cap: $0 2027 Dead Cap: $1,128,000 2026 Cap Savings: $1,128,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2026 Dead Cap: $0 2027 Dead Cap: $1,128,000 2026 Cap Savings: $1,128,000
    2027 Contract details by year 30 - - - - $564,000 $564,000 - -
    Pre-6/1 Release 2027 Dead Cap: $0 2027 Cap Savings: $564,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2027 Dead Cap: $0 2027 Cap Savings: $564,000 Post-6/1 Release 2027 Dead Cap: $0 2028 Dead Cap: $0 2027 Cap Savings: $564,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2027 Dead Cap: $0 2028 Dead Cap: $0 2027 Cap Savings: $564,000
    2026 Free Agent Year 31 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $8.85M guaranteed (signing bonus + 2022 salary + 2022 roster bonus + 2023 salary)
    • 2022 Roster Bonus: $1.5M (guaranteed)
    • 2024 Roster Bonus: $500,000 (3/15/2024)
    • 2025 Roster Bonus: $500,000 (3rd league day of 2025)
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

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    2022-2022

    Ryan Bates signed a 1 year, $2,433,000 contract with the Buffalo Bills, including an average annual salary of $2,433,000. In 2024, Bates will earn a base salary of $3,400,000, a roster bonus of $500,000 and a workout bonus of $100,000, while carrying a cap hit of $5,439,000 and a dead cap value of $4,006,000.
    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $2,433,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $2,433,000
    Total Guarantees -
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2023 / UFA

    2019-2021Entry Level

    Ryan Bates signed a 3 year, $1,755,000 contract with the Philadelphia Eagles, including an average annual salary of $585,000. In 2024, Bates will earn a base salary of $3,400,000, a roster bonus of $500,000 and a workout bonus of $100,000, while carrying a cap hit of $5,439,000 and a dead cap value of $4,006,000.
    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $1,755,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $585,000
    Total Guarantees -
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2022 / RFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $495,000 - - - - - $53,677 $548,677
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $675,000 - - - - - $118,172 $793,172
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $850,000 - - - - - - $850,000
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $1,450,000 $2,000,000 - $50,000 $1,500,000 - - $5,000,000
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $3,900,000 - - $100,000 $2,820,000 - - $6,820,000
    5 seasons $7,370,000 $2,000,000 - $150,000 $4,320,000 - $171,849 $14,011,849
    2024 Player Cash Earnings $3,400,000 - $500,000 $100,000 - - - $4,000,000
    2025 Player Cash Earnings $3,400,000 - $500,000 $100,000 - - - $4,000,000
    $14,170,000 $2,000,000 $1,000,000 $350,000 $4,320,000 - $171,849 $22,011,849
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    5 seasons Player Cash Earnings $7,370,000 $2,000,000 - $150,000 $4,320,000 - $171,849 $14,011,849
  • Transactions

    Sep 5 2023Converted $2.82M of 2023 salary into signing bonus, adding 2 void years, clearing $2.256M of cap with Buffalo (BUF)
    Apr 8 2022Converted a $1.5M roster bonus into signing bonus, clearing $1.125M of cap space with Buffalo (BUF)
    Mar 28 2022Buffalo (BUF) matched a 4 year, $17 million offer sheet by Chicago (CHI)
    Mar 24 2022Signed a 4 year $17 million offer sheet with Chicago (CHI)
    Mar 14 2022Assigned a 1 year $2.433 million tender by Buffalo (BUF)
    Aug 9 2019Traded to Buffalo (BUF) from Philadelphia (PHI) for Eli Harold
    Apr 28 2019Signed a contract with Philadelphia (PHI)
  • 2024 Player Rankings

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps%
    2023 BUF 16 16 35 3.2
    2022 BUF 15 15 15 947 92.3
    2021 BUF 17 17 4 294 24.5
    2020 BUF 16 16 86 7.9
    2019 BUF 9 8 89 8.1
    Totals 73 72 19 1,451 -