Presumably past the hamstring injury that he dealt with during the postseason, Hollister, who turns 26 in November, gives the Seahawks some added tight end depth with Will Dissly bouncing back from a knee injury. The 6-foot-4, 245-pounder has notched just eight catches for 94 yards in 23 NFL games to date, but Hollister does offer a degree of pass-catching upside if he can stay on the field. From New England's perspective, the trade is somewhat surprising, considering the team did not select a tight end (which was viewed as a clear need) in the recent NFL Draft. With that in mind, it's possible the Patriots have another move brewing to address the position in the coming days.
Hollister finished the 2018 season with four catches on five targets for 52 yards in eight games.
Injuries marred Hollister's campaign, but he's under contract with the Patriots through 2019 and is thus poised to have an opportunity to secure a role as a depth tight end with the team next season. The 25-year-old has some pass-catching upside, but he'll need to find a way to stay on the field more going forward in order for that to translate into any degree of fantasy utility.
Hollister (hamstring) is ruled out for Sunday's game against the Jets.
Hollister will now miss his seventh game of the season due to injury. Dwayne Allen (knee) could see a slight uptick in snaps in Hollister's absence.
Hollister (hamstring) was a non-participant in Thursday's practice, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.
Hollister has missed six games due to injury this season and was a healthy scratch for another. The second-year pro has not been targeted since Week 10 and only played on special teams during Sunday's 24-12 win over the Bills. If Hollister is unable to suit up for New England's season finale against the Jets, the Patriots' offense will likely remain unaffected.
|2017||New England Patriots||15||1||4||42||10.5||19||0||0||0||2|
|2018||New England Patriots||8||1||4||52||13.0||23||0||1||0||2|
|2017||New England Patriots||15||1||1||5||5.0||5||0||0||0|
|2018||New England Patriots||8||1||0||0||---||0||0||0||0|
|2017||New England Patriots||15||4||1.0||3||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2018||New England Patriots||8||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2017||New England Patriots||15||0||0||0||0||1||0||1||0|
|2018||New England Patriots||8||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|