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Jake Bates Detroit Lions NFL Contract Particulars Revealed

The Detroit Lions have officially signed kicker Jake Bates. According to NFL reporter Aaron Wilson, the talented kicker signed a two-year, $1.98 million contract that includes a $100,000 signing bonus and $150,000 in guaranteed monies. Bates, who became quite popular in Motown due to his lengthy kicks at Ford Field for the Michigan Panthers, reportedly

Jake Bates Detroit Lions NFL Contract Particulars Revealed

The Detroit Lions have formally signed kicker Jake Bates.

In response to NFL reporter Aaron Wilson, the proficient kicker signed a two-year, $1.98 million contract that features a $100,000 signing bonus and $150,000 in assured monies.

Bates, who turned fairly common in Motown as a result of his prolonged kicks at Ford Field for the Michigan Panthers, reportedly has base salaries of $795,000 and $960,000, with $50,000 of his 2024 wage being assured.

He additionally has a $75,000 exercise bonus in 2025.

For the reason that departure of Matt Prater three years in the past, the Lions have struggled to discover a kicker that offers the teaching workers and followers confidence, if an extended subject aim must be tried.

Austin Siebert, Ryan Santoso, Aldrick Rosas, Riley Patterson, Dominik Eberle and Michael Badgley have all tried to fill the void left by Prater.

With Bates, Badgley and James Turner vying for the kicking job this season, the competitors at coaching camp shall be carefully monitored. There are elevated whispers that Detroit might carry two kickers on the lively roster into the season opener. The brand new kickoff guidelines might permit groups to hold a couple of kicker on the lively 53-man roster.

With minimal cash assured, it may be assumed that Bates is on equal footing with the 2 different kickers on the Lions’ roster.

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Badgley has transformed 85.7% of his field-goal makes an attempt with the Lions the final two seasons.

Jake Bates indicators two-year, $1.98 million contract with #Lions that features a $100,000 signing bonus and $150,000 complete assured, per sources.
An All-UFL choice with @USFLPanthers kicker has base salaries of $795,000 and $960,000 with $50,000 of his first-year wage…

— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) June 18, 2024

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