A day after being waived by the Seattle Seahawks, Jacob Hollister was back with the organization as a member of the practice squad.
Multiple sources, including the Seattle Times, on Sunday reported that Hollister, a tight end from Bend, was one of six players signed to the Seahawks’ practice squad.
Hollister, 25, was with the team during training camp and played in all four of Seattle’s preseason games. The former Mountain View High School star made catches in three of those games and had a total of seven receptions for 119 yards with one touchdown, an 11-yard scoring grab in the Seahawks’ 17-15 win over Oakland in their preseason finale on Thursday.
Hollister was acquired by the Seahawks in April in a trade with the New England Patriots, who signed him as an undrafted free agent out of the University of Wyoming in 2017. In two seasons with New England, Hollister played in 23 regular-season games, made two starts and had eight catches for 94 yards. The Patriots placed him on injured reserve before the 2018 postseason this past January.
Also Sunday, the Seahawks re-signed quarterback Geno Smith, who had been released on Saturday. Smith is expected to be the backup to veteran Seattle QB Russell Wilson.
— Bulletin staff report