Lions Officially Sign K Jake Bates, Waive K James Turner

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In a corresponding move, the Lions waived K James Turner. 

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 was 17-22 on field goal attempts. 

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