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Buccaneers | Gates released

Wed, 12 Dec 2007 12:43:26 -0800

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have announced they have released RB Lionel Gates.

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Buccaneers | Week 14 Inactives

Sun, 09 Dec 2007 08:58:15 -0800

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have declared OG Dan Buenning, DL Greg Spires, DL Greg Peterson, QB Jeff Garcia, LB Jeremiah Trotter, TE Keith Heinrich, RB Lionel Gates, RB Michael Pittman inactive for Week 14.

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Buccaneers | Week 14 Inactives

Sun, 09 Dec 2007 08:57:53 -0800

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have declared OG Dan Buenning, DL Greg Spires, DL Greg Peterson, QB Jeff Garcia, LB Jeremiah Trotter, TE Keith Heinrich, RB Lionel Gates, RB Michael Pittman inactive for Week 14.

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Buccaneers | Week 13 Inactives

Sun, 02 Dec 2007 12:07:19 -0800

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have declared OG Dan Buenning, DL Greg Spires, DL Greg Peterson, QB Jeff Garcia, LB Jeremiah Trotter, TE Keith Heinrich, RB Lionel Gates, WR Micheal Spurlock inactive for Week 13.

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Buccaneers | Week 13 Inactives

Sun, 02 Dec 2007 12:07:00 -0800

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have declared OG Dan Buenning, DL Greg Spires, DL Greg Peterson, QB Jeff Garcia, LB Jeremiah Trotter, TE Keith Heinrich, RB Lionel Gates, WR Micheal Spurlock inactive for Week 13.

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Buccaneers | Gates signed to active roster

Wed, 28 Nov 2007 13:05:36 -0800

Stephen Holder, of the St. Petersburg Times, reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed RB Lionel Gates (Buccaneers) to the active roster from the team's practice squad.

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Buccaneers | Gates signed to active roster

Sat, 13 Oct 2007 15:34:02 -0700

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced they have signed RB Lionel Gates from the practice squad to their active roster.

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Buccaneers | Gates signed to practice squad

Wed, 10 Oct 2007 10:08:15 -0700

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have announced they have signed free-agent RB Lionel Gates (Buccaneers) to their practice squad.

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Buccaneers | Gates released from team

Sat, 01 Sep 2007 17:30:14 -0700

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced RB Lionel Gates has been released from the team.

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Buccaneers | Gates has case resolved

Sun, 08 Jul 2007 10:41:40 -0700

Stephen F. Holder, of the St. Petersburg Times, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Lionel Gates has had his case resolved. No action was taken on a felony charge of aggravated battery on a pregnant female. Gates was placed in a pretrial intervention program for the remaining charges of criminal mischief/$1,000 or more and trespass in an occupied structure. The intervention program included anger management courses and $3,200 in restitution.

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Buccaneers | Gates charged with assaulting pregnant woman

Fri, 30 Mar 2007 11:14:53 -0700

The Associated Press reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Lionel Gates was arrested and charged with hitting a pregnant woman in the face and pushing her into a wall during an argument. Gates was being held Friday, March 30, with no bond, jail records said. Gates was charged with burglary of a dwelling, aggravated battery of a pregnant woman and criminal mischief after he kicked in the front door of Peggie Lavender's apartment Thursday, March 29. He also destroyed two televisions and two doors. Gates also put a hole in the bedroom wall and assaulted her, according to a Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office report.

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Buccaneers | Week 17 Inactives

Sun, 31 Dec 2006 08:48:47 -0800

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have declared TE Alex Smith, RB Carnell Williams, DL Darrell Campbell, OT Donald Penn, SS Donte' Nicholson, RB Lionel Gates, QB Luke McCown, OL Nick Mihlhauser inactive for Week 17.

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Buccaneers | Week 17 Inactives

Sun, 31 Dec 2006 08:45:05 -0800

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have declared TE Alex Smith, RB Carnell Williams, DL Darrell Campbell, OT Donald Penn, SS Donte' Nicholson, RB Lionel Gates, QB Luke McCown, OL Nick Mihlhauser inactive for Week 17.

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Buccaneers | Gates signed to the practice squad

Mon, 04 Sep 2006 14:31:47 -0700

Buccaneers.com reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed free agent RB Lionel Gates (Bills) to the team's practice squad.

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Bills | L. Gates released from team

Sat, 02 Sep 2006 15:59:45 -0700

Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Buffalo Bills RB Lionel Gates has been released from the team.

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Bills | Gates returns to practice Wednesday

Thu, 17 Aug 2006 10:45:45 -0700

The Buffalo News reports Buffalo Bills RB Lionel Gates (ankle) returned to practice Wednesday, Aug. 16.

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Bills | Gates misses practice

Tue, 15 Aug 2006 18:25:57 -0700

Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Buffalo Bills RB Lionel Gates (ankle) did not practice Tuesday, August 15.

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Bills | Gates sits out Monday

Tue, 15 Aug 2006 10:42:42 -0700

The Buffalo News reports Buffalo Bills RB Lionel Gates (ankle) did not practice Monday, Aug. 14.

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Bills | Gates and Thomas battling for No. 2 RB

Wed, 09 Aug 2006 22:05:41 -0700

Tim Schmitt, of the Tonawanda News, reports Buffalo Bills RBs Lionel Gates and Anthony Thomas are embroiled in a pretty good battle for the backup tailback job behind RB Willis McGahee. The two are splitting time, and that's just fine with Thomas, who's happy to be working. Although he knows McGahee is the starter, Thomas said he's happy to be getting reps.

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Bills | Gates runs with second team

Tue, 08 Aug 2006 20:07:05 -0700

Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Buffalo Bills RB Lionel Gates worked with the second team offense during the night practice Tuesday, August 8.

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Bills | Gates getting motivation

Mon, 07 Aug 2006 11:20:07 -0700

Tim Bontemps, of the Buffalo News, reports Buffalo Bills RB Lionel Gates has used the team's offseason signing of RB Anthony Thomas as motivation to make the roster. "I'm a horse in the stable," Gates said. "I put the blinders on and come in and do what I'm supposed to do. I really don't try to focus on who else is back there with me because you get caught up in the situation and you get lost that way."

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Bills | Running backs getting more involved in the passing game

Sat, 29 Jul 2006 20:32:26 -0700

Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports the Buffalo Bills involved their running backs more in the passing game during practice Saturday, July 29. RB Willis McGahee had a couple of receptions. RBs Shaud Williams, Lionel Gates and Anthony Thomas all made receptions in the morning session.

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Bills | Backup running back spot up for grabs

Tue, 18 Jul 2006 18:20:32 -0700

Chris Brown, BuffaloBills.com, reports the Buffalo Bills will enter training camp with an open competition for the backup running back position. Free agent signee RB Anthony Thomas is considered the favorite but RB Lionel Gates, RB Fred Jackson and RB Shaud Williams are all competing for the same spot.

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Bills | Gates working at kickoff returner

Thu, 01 Jun 2006 15:40:18 -0700

Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Buffalo Bills RB Lionel Gates worked at kickoff returner Thursday, June 1.

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Bills | Gates taking advantage of extra reps

Wed, 31 May 2006 16:44:14 -0700

Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Buffalo Bills RB Lionel Gates is receiving extra reps in practice because RB Willis McGahee is absent. Gates has received more than his share of first team reps through the spring. He feels the extra practice time has helped him to familiarize himself with offensive coordinator Steve Fairchild's system. "I feel so much more comfortable when I'm in the backfield," said Gates. "I don't have to think a lot like I did last year. I was doing a lot of thinking, trying to learn the system and play at the same time. Now it's just all about playing. I'm very familiar with the system."

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Bills | A. Thomas could win No. 2 running back role

Sun, 07 May 2006 08:32:21 -0700

Allen Wilson, of the Buffalo News, reports Buffalo Bills RB Anthony Thomas has a chance to beat out RB Shaud Williams and RB Lionel Gates for the No. 2 running back position. Williams is more suited for a third-down running back and Gates lacks experience.

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Bills | Team in a fighting mood

Sat, 08 Apr 2006 14:41:30 -0700

Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Buffalo Bills players engaged in two fights at minicamp Saturday, April 8. S Matt Bowen and RB Lionel Gates got into it. Bowen facemasked Gates to the ground, but Gates appeared to shove Bowen's facemask up into his chin and nicked him. Three other players were needed to separate them. Meanwhile TE Robert Royal and DL Chris Kelsay got into a shoving match. After practice was over, head coach Dick Jauron spoke to the team and stated the need to discipline themselves. He said if something gets heated they have to have the discipline to walk away because they need everybody on this roster healthy, and beating each other up in the spring is not an option.

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Bills | May look for a big running back; may already have one

Sun, 12 Feb 2006 15:37:18 -0800

Allen Wilson, writing for the Sporting News, reports the Buffalo Bills may look for big running back to back up RB Willis McGahee, but they might have the answer already on their roster. RB Lionel Gates, who was a seventh-round draft pick last year, has good size (6-0, 223), strength and toughness.

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Bills | Week 15 Inactives

Sat, 17 Dec 2005 17:11:03 -0800

The Buffalo Bills have declared WR George Wilson, QB J.P. Losman, WR Jonathan Smith, OG Justin Geisinger, LB Liam Ezekiel, RB Lionel Gates, OT Mike D. Williams, FS Rashad Baker inactive for Week 15.

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Bills | Week 14 Inactives

Sun, 11 Dec 2005 09:11:11 -0800

The Buffalo Bills have declared WR Eric Moulds, WR George Wilson, DL Jason Jefferson, OG Justin Geisinger, LB Liam Ezekiel, RB Lionel Gates, OT Mike D. Williams, QB Shane Matthews inactive for Week 14.

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Bills | Week 13 Inactives

Sun, 04 Dec 2005 09:21:57 -0800

The Buffalo Bills have declared WR George Wilson, WR Jonathan Smith, OG Justin Geisinger, LB Liam Ezekiel, RB Lionel Gates, TE Mark Campbell, OT Mike D. Williams, QB Shane Matthews inactive for Week 13.

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Bills | Week 11 Inactives

Sun, 20 Nov 2005 12:35:02 -0800

The Buffalo Bills have declared WR George Wilson, OG Greg Jerman, DL Jason Jefferson, WR Jonathan Smith, OG Justin Geisinger, QB Kelly Holcomb, LB Liam Ezekiel, RB Lionel Gates inactive for Week 11.

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Bills | Week 10 Inactives

Sun, 13 Nov 2005 09:01:06 -0800

The Buffalo Bills have declared WR George Wilson, OG Greg Jerman, WR Jonathan Smith, OG Justin Geisinger, LB Liam Ezekiel, RB Lionel Gates, DL Sam Adams, QB Shane Matthews inactive for Week 10.

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Bills | Week 8 Inactives

Sun, 30 Oct 2005 17:23:33 -0800

The Buffalo Bills have declared WR George Wilson, DL Jason Jefferson, SS Jim Leonhard, WR Jonathan Smith, LB Liam Ezekiel, RB Lionel Gates, QB Shane Matthews inactive for Week 8.

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Bills | Week 7 Inactives

Sun, 23 Oct 2005 12:16:40 -0700

The Buffalo Bills have declared DL Jason Jefferson, SS Jim Leonhard, OG Justin Geisinger, LB Liam Ezekiel, RB Lionel Gates, TE Ryan Neufeld, QB Shane Matthews inactive for Week 7.

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Bills | Week 6 Inactives

Sun, 16 Oct 2005 12:24:49 -0700

The Buffalo Bills have declared WR George Wilson, DL Jason Jefferson, SS Jim Leonhard, OG Justin Geisinger, LB Liam Ezekiel, RB Lionel Gates, WR Roscoe Parrish, QB Shane Matthews inactive for Week 6.

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Bills | Week 5 Inactives

Sun, 09 Oct 2005 09:23:04 -0700

The Buffalo Bills have declared OG Chris Villarrial, FS Coy Wire, WR George Wilson, RB Lionel Gates, DL Ron Edwards, WR Roscoe Parrish, QB Shane Matthews, TE Tim Euhus inactive for Week 5.

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Bills | Week 4 Inactives

Sun, 02 Oct 2005 09:15:34 -0700

The Buffalo Bills have declared FS Coy Wire, WR George Wilson, OG Justin Geisinger, DL Lauvale Sape, RB Lionel Gates, OT Mike D. Williams, QB Shane Matthews, TE Tim Euhus inactive for Week 4.

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Bills | Week 3 Inactives

Sun, 25 Sep 2005 08:55:55 -0700

The Buffalo Bills have declared SS Jim Leonhard, OG Justin Geisinger, DL Lauvale Sape, RB Lionel Gates, OT Mike D. Williams, WR Roscoe Parrish, QB Shane Matthews, TE Tim Euhus inactive for Week 3.

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Bills | Week 2 Inactives

Sun, 18 Sep 2005 09:05:14 -0700

The Buffalo Bills have declared WR George Wilson, SS Jim Leonhard, OG Justin Geisinger, DL Lauvale Sape, RB Lionel Gates, WR Roscoe Parrish, QB Shane Matthews, TE Tim Euhus inactive for Week 2.

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Bills | Week 1 Inactives

Sun, 11 Sep 2005 09:29:29 -0700

The Buffalo Bills have declared LB Angelo Crowell, SS Jim Leonhard, OG Justin Geisinger, DL Lauvale Sape, RB Lionel Gates, WR Roscoe Parrish, QB Shane Matthews, TE Tim Euhus inactive for Week 1.

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Bills | Gates Battling for No. 2 RB Spot

Fri, 02 Sep 2005 09:01:24 -0700

Leo Roth, of the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, reports Buffalo Bills rookie RB Lionel Gates is one of three players battling for the No. 2 running back spot.

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Bills | Williams and Gates to Get Their Turns

Fri, 26 Aug 2005 09:04:23 -0700

Mark Gaughan, of the Buffalo News, reports Buffalo Bills RBs Shaud Williams and rookie Lionel Gates are expected to see extensive duty in the backfield during the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 26, as they attempt to prove themselves worthy of being the team's No. 2 running back. Head coach Mike Mularkey said the No. 2 running back job was one of the few roster battles still to be decided.

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Bills | Impressed With Gates

Wed, 24 Aug 2005 18:42:16 -0700

Gregg Pastore, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Buffalo Bills head coach Mike Mularkey admitted earlier in the week that he's liked what he has seen from RB Lionel Gates and that he plans to give him more opportunities against the Chicago Bears Friday, Aug 26.

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Bills | Gates Fighting for Roster Spot

Wed, 24 Aug 2005 11:03:28 -0700

Rodney McKissic, of the Buffalo News, reports RB Lionel Gates is fighting for a roster spot.

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Bills | Gates Pushing For Backup RB Spot

Mon, 22 Aug 2005 10:13:42 -0700

Leo Roth, of the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, reports Buffalo Bills rookie RB Lionel Gates gained 36 yards on seven carries during the Saturday, Aug. 20, preseason game against the Green Bay Packers. Gates, who added a 14-yard touchdown run against Green Bay, appears to be making a move for the backup running back spot.

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Bills | Mularkey Wants Gates to Run Inside

Mon, 22 Aug 2005 10:13:27 -0700

Leo Roth, of the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, reports Buffalo Bills rookie RB Lionel Gates has the ability to run outside the tackles and make big gains. Bills head coach Mike Mularkey would like Gates to run between the tackles and have more patience. "It's hard to argue with but I'm still going to," said Mularkey. "Some of those runs inside can be big, but he's made plays. I think going inside would make him more honest."

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Bills | No Decision Made for Backup RB Slot

Sun, 21 Aug 2005 08:41:26 -0700

Mark Gaughan, of the Buffalo News, reports the top two candidates to backup Buffalo Bills RB Willis McGahee had solid performances during the team's game Saturday, Aug. 20. RB ReShard Lee had a 69-yard kickoff return to set up a touchdown while RB Lionel Gates ran for 36 yards on seven carries in the fourth quarter.

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Bills | Race for No. 2 Running Back Too Close to Call

Sat, 20 Aug 2005 11:45:47 -0700

Allen Wilson, of the Buffalo News, reports the race to see who will be the Buffalo Bills No. 2 running back is still too close to call. The leading contenders are RBs Joe Burns, Shaud Williams, ReShard Lee and rookie Lionel Gates. "It's pretty close," head coach Mike Mularkey said. "The scrimmage (against the Packers on Aug. 5) was a good indicator, but they'll get a fair amount of playing time when we get into these games. We'll switch them up so they're playing against equal talent. We'll get a better chance to see what they can do as these games unfold." Tonight may be the night one of the four takes a step forward because starting RB Willis McGahee is not expected to see much playing time. The Bills want to give his backups all the time they need to distinguish themselves.

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Bills | Williams has Early Lead as No. 2 RB

Mon, 15 Aug 2005 17:51:15 -0700

Mark Ludwiczak, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Buffalo Bills RB Shaud Williams has the early lead as the team's No. 2 running back. Williams may be the front-runner in the competition for the backup RB job against RBs ReShard Lee Lionel Gates, but even he knows it's too early to draw any real conclusions. "There's still a long way to go," Williams said. "We've still got three preseason games left. There's still a lot of work to be done. Personally I feel like there's still a lot of room for improvement, as far as myself goes. There's a long way to go. Anything can happen."

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