Four Teams So Far Have Requested Visits With UFL K Jake Bates

According to Aaron Wilson, the Commanders, Packers, Ravens and Lions have requested visits with UFL K Jake Bates.

Jake Bates

Bates has generated a lot of interest after a standout season with the Michigan Panthers, including a 64-yard game-winner in the first week of the season. 

Before that, Bates had been just a kickoff specialist in college and hadn’t made a field goal in a game since high school. 

Bates, 25, played soccer for two seasons at Central Arkansas before transferring to Texas State and switching to football as a kickoff specialist. He did that for three years, spending his final year at Arkansas after another transfer. 

Bates had a stint with the Texans for about a week in 2023 during the preseason. He later joined the Michigan Panthers for the 2024 UFL season. 

In 2024, Bates is 17-22 on field goal attempts. 

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