Skip to main content


Presented by

Bills agree to terms to trade Ryan Bates to Chicago for a fifth-round pick in the 2024 NFL Draft


The Bills have added another asset for the 2024 NFL Draft. Buffalo has agreed to terms to acquire a fifth round pick from the Chicago Bears for offensive lineman Ryan Bates.

The trade will become official on March 13 pending a physical.

Bates spent five seasons in Buffalo playing in 73 games and making 19 starts. He appeared in 17 games in 2023 but did not make a start.

Check out the 14 NFL Draft prospects who have been picked for the Bills in this year's mock drafts through the month of February.

The Bills now have 10 picks in this year's draft, pending compensatory picks which will be announced by the NFL this month. The Bills are locked into the 28th pick in the first round of the draft. Here is a look at their draft picks:

  • First round: Own pick
  • Second round: Own pick
  • Fourth round: Own pick
  • Fifth round: Own pick
  • Fifth round: from Green Bay (2023 Rasul Douglas trade)
  • Fifth round: from Chicago (2024 Ryan Bates trade pending physical)
  • Sixth round: Own pick
  • Sixth round: from Dallas (2023 NFL Draft trade) via Houston Texans (2023 NFL Draft trade)
  • Sixth round: from Denver (2023 NFL Draft trade) via LA Rams (2021 NFL Draft trade)
  • Seventh round: Own pick

This year's draft will take place in Detroit from April 25-27.

Related Content