Trevor Bates
Free agent
Personal information
Born: (1993-08-28) August 28, 1993 (age 26)
Portland, Maine
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:247 lb (112 kg)
Career information
High school:Westbrook (ME)
NFL Draft:2016 / Round: 7 / Pick: 239
Career history
* Indianapolis Colts ( 2016)
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
* Super Bowl champion (LI)
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at

Trevor Bates (born August 28, 1993) is an American football linebacker who is currently a free agent. He played college football for Maine, and was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the seventh round (239th overall) of the 2016 NFL draft. He won Super Bowl LI with the New England Patriots, beating the Atlanta Falcons.

College careerEdit

Bates recorded 17 sacks in his final three seasons with the Maine Black Bears. As a junior, he recorded seven pass deflections and three interceptions and was named team MVP.[1]

Professional careerEdit

Indianapolis ColtsEdit

Bates was drafted in the seventh round (239th overall) of the 2016 NFL draft by the Indianapolis Colts.[2] He signed his rookie contract with the Colts on May 5, 2016.[3] On September 3, 2016, he was waived by the Colts as part of final roster cuts and was signed to the practice squad the next day.[4][5] He was elevated to the active roster on October 4, 2016 but was released on October 13.[6][7]

New England PatriotsEdit

Bates was signed to the New England Patriots' practice squad on November 7, 2016.[8]

On February 5, 2017, Bates was part of the Patriots team that won Super Bowl LI. In the game, the Patriots defeated the Atlanta Falcons by a score of 34–28 in overtime.[9]

On February 7, 2017, Bates signed a futures contract with the Patriots.[10] He was waived by the Patriots on September 2, 2017 and signed to the practice squad the next day, only to be released two days later.[11][12][13]

New York GiantsEdit

On October 31, 2017, Bates was signed to the New York Giants' practice squad.[14] He was released on December 11, 2017.[15]

Detroit LionsEdit

On May 23, 2018, Bates signed with the Detroit Lions.[16] He was waived on September 3, 2018 and was re-signed to the practice squad.[17][18] He was promoted to the active roster on October 15, 2018.[19]

On March 11, 2019, Bates was released by the Lions due to an altercation with the police.[20]


  1. Bowen, Kevin (May 5, 2016). "Trevor Bates Hoping To Be Colts Pass Rusher To Groom". Retrieved May 6, 2016.
  2. "2016 NFL Draft Listing" (in en).
  3. Bowen, Kevin (May 5, 2016). "Colts Agree To Terms With Four More Draft Picks". Retrieved May 6, 2016.
  4. Bowen, Kevin (September 3, 2016). "Colts Make Final Cuts, Assemble 53-Man Roster".
  5. "Indianapolis Colts Sign Nine Players to Practice Squad". September 4, 2016.
  6. "Indianapolis Colts Make Roster Move". October 4, 2016.
  7. "Indianapolis Colts Make Roster Moves". October 13, 2016.
  8. "Patriots make practice squad moves". November 7, 2016. Retrieved November 7, 2016.
  9. "Super Bowl LI - New England Patriots vs. Atlanta Falcons - February 5th, 2017". Retrieved September 2, 2017.
  10. "Patriots sign nine to future contracts". February 7, 2017.
  11. "Patriots reach 53-man limit". September 2, 2017. Archived from the original on November 28, 2017.
  12. "Patriots sign nine to the practice squad". September 3, 2017. Archived from the original on December 9, 2017.
  13. "Patriots make changes to practice squad". September 5, 2017.
  14. Eisen, Michael (October 31, 2017). "Giants re-sign DE Devin Taylor, place DE Nordly Capi on IR".
  15. "Giants place Darius Powe on IR, waive Khyri Thornton". December 11, 2017.
  16. "Lions sign free agent LB Trevor Bates". May 23, 2018.
  17. "Lions sign free agent LB Marquis Flowers and waive LB Trevor Bates". September 3, 2018.
  18. "Lions sign three players to practice squad". September 5, 2018.
  19. "Lions place CB Jamal Agnew on Reserve-Injured and sign LB Trevor Bates to active roster". October 15, 2018.
  20. "Detroit Lions release LB Trevor Bates". March 11, 2019.

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