The practice-squad player whom the Browns called up to take the place of suspended wideout Josh Gordon will not play Sunday. According to Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal, the Browns announced wideout Phil Bates has been ruled out of tomorrow’s game against the Ravens. It’s unclear why Bates won’t play, but the club did say it was not an injury-related decision, per the Beacon Journal. Bates did not accompany the club to Baltimore, according to the report.
Browns WR Phil Bates won’t play Sunday
Pro Football Talk | Dec 28