The Seattle Seahawks are thin at tight end, and Jacob Hollister is hoping to move up the depth chart during the team’s mandatory minicamp this week.
The former standout at Bend’s Mountain View High School has already opened eyes during the team’s offseason workouts, earning praise from offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer.
“Terrific acquisition,” Schottenheimer told seahawks.com. “He has had a great camp.”
The Seahawks acquired Hollister after a trade with the New England Patriots in April, sending a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2020 NFL draft to the Patriots in exchange for Hollister. Hollister signed with the Patriots as an undrafted free agent in 2017 and appeared in 23 games with the Patriots.
The Patriots had high hopes for the 6-foot-4, 245-pound Hollister following his rookie season, but he suffered chest and hamstring injuries that limited him to eight games in 2018 and he was placed on injured reserve in January 2019.
Joining the Seahawks has given Hollister, 25, a second opportunity and he seems to be taking advantage of the moment.
— The Oregonian