The Browns signed wide receiver Phil Bates to the practice squad, the team announced Thursday.



Defensive back Marcus Cromartie was released from the practice squad a day after signing with the Browns.



The 6-foot-2, 220-pound Bates signed with the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent in 2012 and spent time on their practice squad each of the past three seasons. He was elevated to their active roster last week and made his NFL debut as a reserve.



Bates is a product of Ohio University, where he played multiple positions, including quarterback.