Appalachian State, Sanders (24) and Bates (52) celebrate

Running back Miles Sanders (24) celebrates with offensive lineman Ryan Bates (52) after scoring a touchdown during the football game against Appalachian State at Beaver Stadium on Saturday, Sept 1, 2018.

Ryan Bates’ stay in Philadelphia was a brief one.

The Eagles announced on Friday that the team has traded the former Penn State lineman to the Buffalo Bills for defensive end Eli Harold.

Bates was signed by the Eagles as an undrafted free agent following the 2019 NFL Draft.

Bates was a third-team All-Big Ten selection last season after starting 12 games at tackle.

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