Trevor Bates

Lions LB Trevor Bates Arrested

Lions linebacker Trevor Bates is in hot water. Rocco Parascandola and Thomas Tracy of the New York Daily News report that the 25-year-old was arrested for skipping a cab fare in New York City last night. After refusing to be fingerprinted at the stationhouse, authorities say Bates punched an officer in the face.

Cops subsequently subdued Bates, who was later taken to Elmhurst Hospital for a psychiatric evaluation. The player was reportedly calm when he was first arrested, but he became enraged while sitting in his holding cell (via Tina Moore and Amanda Woods of the New York Daily Post). Bates reportedly “didn’t like a sergeant standing nearby,” and that individual was released from a hospital after receiving stitches and being evaluated for a concussion.

Lions general manager Bob Quinn released a brief statement on the matter (via Justin Rogers of the Detroit News on Twitter):

“We are aware of the arrest of Trevor Bates earlier today in New York. We have not spoken to Trevor as of yet and are still in the process of gathering more information. The Detroit Lions will have no further comment at this time.”

The 2016 seventh-round pick out of Maine has bounced around the league a bit during his brief career, spending time with the Lions, Colts, Giants, and Patriots (with whom he won a ring with in 2017). Bates appeared in a career-high nine games with Detroit in 2018, compiling three tackles. The linebacker has a $570K cap number for the 2019 season.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

Minor NFL Transactions: 10/15/18

Today’s minor moves:

Detroit Lions

New Orleans Saints

Jacksonville Jaguars

San Francisco 49ers

  • Promoted from practice squad: TE Ross Dwelley
  • Waived: DL Ryan Delaire

NFL Practice Squad Updates: 9/5/18

Here are Wednesday’s practice squad moves:

Detroit Lions

Miami Dolphins

Minnesota Vikings

Pittsburgh Steelers

Seattle Seahawks

Washington Redskins

NFC Minor Moves: 9/3/18

There have been plenty of transactions across the league today. While the big names all garnered headlines of their own, there were tons of more under-the-radar signings and cuts as well. Here are all the additional moves from the NFC so far today:

Detroit Lions

Green Bay Packers

New Orleans Saints

San Francisco 49ers

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Washington Redskins

Minor NFL Transactions: 5/23/18

Today’s minor moves:

Atlanta Falcons

Detroit Lions

Kansas City Chiefs

New York Jets

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

NFL Practice Squad Updates: 10/31/17

Today’s practice squad updates:

Baltimore Ravens

Buffalo Bills

Carolina Panthers

Detroit Lions

  • Released: T Storm Norton

Minnesota Vikings

New York Giants

Washington Redskins

NFL Workout Updates: 10/26/17

Today’s workout updates, with all links going to veteran NFL reporter Howard Balzer’s Twitter account unless otherwise noted:

Detroit Lions

  • WR Cyril Grayson

Green Bay Packers

Jacksonville Jaguars

New York Giants

Washington Redskins

NFL Workout Updates: 9/26/17

Tuesday’s workout updates (links via Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle or ESPN’s Adam Caplan):

Atlanta Falcons

Buffalo Bills

Detroit Lions

Houston Texans

Indianapolis Colts

Jacksonville Jaguars

Los Angeles Chargers

Los Angeles Rams

Minnesota Vikings

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tennessee Titans

NFL Practice Squad Updates: 9/5/17

Today’s practice squad transactions:

Atlanta Falcons

Baltimore Ravens

  • Signed: CB Tony McRae, C Matt Skura

Buffalo Bills

  • Signed: LB Eric Lee
  • Released: S B.T. Sanders, CB Marcus Sayles

Carolina Panthers

  • Signed: FB Alex Armah

Chicago Bears

Cleveland Browns

Dallas Cowboys

Houston Texans

  • Signed: LB LaTroy Lewis

Indianapolis Colts

Jacksonville Jaguars

  • Signed: CB Raysean Pringle

Kansas City Chiefs

Los Angeles Chargers

Los Angeles Rams

  • Signed: TE Johnny Mundt, CB Kevin Peterson
  • Released: OL Michael Dunn, DL Louis Trinca-Pasat

New England Patriots

New York Giants

New York Jets

San Francisco 49ers

Tennessee Titans

  • Signed: CB Kenneth Durden