Hollister is signing a one-year contract with the Bills, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Hollister had a few weeks of fantasy relevance in 2019 after injuries cleared out Seattle's TE depth, but he's otherwise been a backup for most of his pro career. The 27-year-old will at least have a shot to earn playing time in Buffalo, where Dawson Knox is the returning starter at what's arguably the weakest position on an otherwise excellent roster. Knox is bigger, faster and younger, but Hollister arguably has better hands and a better feel for route running.
Hollister finished the 2020 season with 25 receptions for 209 yards and three touchdowns over 16 games.
Hollister was targeted five times in the 30-20 wild-card loss to the Rams, but he failed to haul in a pass. The 27-year-old finished third among Seahawks' tight ends in terms of offensive snaps, as Will Dissly led the bunch while Greg Olsen trailed closely. However, Hollister led the group in receptions and touchdowns. The Wyoming product is set to be an unrestricted free agent in March, but the Seahawks likely will try to bring him back, especially because Olsen's stint in Seattle is likely over. Colby Parkinson also didn't show enough in his rookie season to be depended on yet. Hollister likely would see an uptick in usage in 2021 if he returns and the Seahawks don't bring in another tight end.
Hollister caught one of three targets for six yards in Sunday's 26-23 win over the 49ers.
Despite returning in Week 16, Greg Olsen (foot) was inactive Sunday after enduring a "flare up." In turn, Hollister logged 41 of 65 snaps on offense, eight behind Will Dissly, who reeled in a 20-yard reception. Even if Olsen is able to return for Saturday's playoff game against the Rams, there's virtually no chance that he handles a full workload. Hollister's role should be safe, although that doesn't mean much for his fantasy value. In five games without Olsen this year, Hollister posted a 9-74-1 line.
Hollister caught two of six targets for 17 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 20-9 win over the Rams.
Despite Greg Olsen (foot) returning to the lineup, Hollister still played 33 of 63 snaps on offense. Will Dissly played 35 snaps and Olsen logged 12. Hollister finished second on the team in targets, mirroring his numbers from the Week 16 win over Washington. Olsen's workload could get ramped up in the upcoming weeks, and Hollister and Dissly could consequently see a decrease in usage if that comes to fruition.
Hollister caught both targets for 17 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 20-15 win over Washington.
Hollister logged 40 snaps on offense (70 percent), just a handful more than Will Dissly (37 snaps). The former came through with a 10-yard touchdown catch in the first half but was relatively quiet for the remainder of the game; Dissly finished without a target. It's essentially an even split between the two position mates, and there continues to be limited upside for both players.
Hollister caught his lone target for a 20-yard gain in Sunday's 40-3 win over the Jets.
Hollister out-snapped Will Dissly 37-36 in another game without Greg Olsen (foot). The two have been close to even in terms of playing time, and neither tight end has been consistent enough for fantasy purposes. It's possible Olsen returns before the end of the season, too.
Hollister caught three of four targets for 20 yards in Sunday's 17-12 loss to the Giants.
Hollister and Will Dissly both played 39 snaps (54 percent) in Sunday's loss. Dissly finished with four receptions for 28 yards. Neither tight end put up big numbers, and depending on either one will be tough moving forward. Russell Wilson rarely targeted Greg Olsen (foot) when he was healthy, as he's been more comfortable showering Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf with targets. Hollister's next chance to potentially establish himself as the top tight end is against the Jets next Sunday.
Hollister caught two of five targets for 11 yards in Monday's 23-17 win over the Eagles.
Hollister handled a 55 percent snap share in the first game without Greg Olsen, his highest mark of the season but still fewer than Will Dissly (72 percent). However, Dissly didn't receive a target. In fact, Hollister has out-targeted Dissly 21-9 since the Week 6 bye. That hasn't turned into much fantasy value, though, as he produced a 14-119-0 line in that stretch.
Hollister hauled in two of three targets for 14 yards Thursday in the Seahawks' 28-21 win over the Cardinals.
Hollister only played 13 offensive snaps in the contest, but he made the most of his limited reps. Perhaps more significant than Hollister's performance itself was the fact that head coach Pete Carroll revealed after the game that top tight end Greg Olsen suffered what the team fears is a ruptured fascia in his left foot, according to Brady Henderson of ESPN.com. While the Seahawks aren't putting a timeline on Olsen's return, he seems likely to miss multiple weeks -- if not months -- with the injury, which should open the door for Will Dissly and Hollister to both see increased work.
Hollister caught his lone target for six yards in Sunday's 23-16 loss to the Rams.
Hollister led all Seahawks tight ends with a 48 percent snap share and 60 receiving yards in last week's loss to Buffalo, but he was left out of the game plan against the Rams, logging just six snaps on offense. He's a crafty tight end that has promise as a pass catcher, but he'll be tough to depend for consistent usage behind Greg Olsen and Will Dissly.
Hollister caught five of seven targets for 60 yards in Sunday's 44-34 loss to the Bills.
For the first time this season, Hollister led Seattle's tight ends in snap share (48 percent) and targets, recording more than Greg Olsen and Will Dissly combined in the latter category. Three of those targets were in the red zone too, although he failed to find the end zone. Neither Olsen nor Dissly has been good enough to dismiss challengers for the top spot this year, so Hollister could realistically maintain an increased workload moving forward. It's worth keeping an eye on his usage in Week 10 against the Rams.
Hollister caught his lone target for a one-yard touchdown in Sunday's 38-31 win over the Cowboys.
Hollister reeled in a designed pass play from Russell Wilson at the goal line to account for his first touchdown of the season. The 26-year-old tight end still has minimal fantasy utility behind Greg Olsen and Will Dissly, as Hollister hasn't played more than 18 percent of the offensive snaps in a game this season.
Hollister caught his lone target for nine yards in Sunday's 38-25 win over the Falcons.
Hollister predictably played a minimal role Sunday with Greg Olsen on board and Will Dissly recovered from an Achilles injury. He logged just 11 of 62 offensive snaps (18 percent), while Olsen played 41 snaps and Dissly played 25. The Seahawks often used two-tight-end sets, but Hollister's the odd man out among the bunch.
Hollister has signed his tender with the Seahawks, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports.
The Seahawks originally placed a second-round tender on Hollister, so it's not much of a surprise that no other team was willing to meet that price. Seattle traded for the 26-year-old tight end last season, sending a seventh-round pick to the Patriots. He ultimately was elevated to the 53-man roster prior to Week 6 and ended the year with 41 receptions for 349 yards and three touchdowns across 11 games. It may be harder to see playing time this season, as he will compete for snaps with the newly acquired Greg Olsen and the returning Will Dissly (Achilles).
The Seahawks have placed a second-round tender on Hollister, a restricted free agent, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Seattle obtained Hollister last offseason from New England for a seventh-round pick, so the former is getting significant return on its investment. He fared well once he elevated to the 53-man roster prior to Week 6 last season and ended up with 41 receptions (on 59 targets) for 349 yards and three touchdowns in 11 games. Assuming he sticks with the Seahawks, Hollister will have additional competition at tight end in the form of free-agent addition Greg Olsen while the unit waits out the recovery of Will Dissly (Achilles).
The Seahawks remain interested in bringing Hollister back for the 2020 season, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.
The Seahawks can give Hollister a restricted free agent tender this offseason, which could deter other teams from kicking the tires on the tight end. Given that Hollister entered the league as an undrafted free agent in 2017, an original-round tender wouldn't require any interested club to send draft pick compensation in order to sign him to an offer sheet, but it would allow the Seahawks to retain the right to match any contract. Of course, a first- or second-round tender would effectively guarantee that Hollister remains in Seattle. The 26-year-old impressed during the final 10 games of the 2019 regular season, catching 41 passes for 349 yards and three touchdowns. He'll likely be relegated to a depth role behind Greg Olsen and Will Dissly (Achilles) in 2020, however.
Hollister may still fit in the Seahawks' plans, despite the team's recent signing of Greg Olsen, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.
Traded from New England to Seattle last spring, Hollister opened the 2019 campaign on the practice squad and eventually stepped in as the No. 1 tight end after Will Dissly tore his Achilles' tendon in October. Hollister caught 41 passes over the final 10 games of the regular season, but he averaged just 8.5 yards per catch and 5.9 per target, with a long gain of 22 yards. Olsen should now step in as Russell Wilson's favorite tight end, while Hollister likely will occupy a depth role if the Seahawks keep him around. The 26-year-old becomes a restricted free agent in March.
Hollister caught five of six targets for 47 yards in Sunday's 28-23 loss to Green Bay in the divisional round.
Hollister filled in capably after the rest of Seattle's tight end depth chart was decimated by injuries, totaling 41 catches for 349 yards and three touchdowns in the regular season before adding seven catches for 63 yards in two playoff games. The 26-year-old tight end will likely earn a modest raise in restricted free agency after making less than $1 million this past season.
Hollister caught two of four targets for 16 yards in Sunday's wild-card win over the Eagles.
Hollister produced his lowest yardage total since Week 6 -- his debut with the Seahawks -- despite Russell Wilson racking up 325 passing yards. The Seahawks will travel to Green Bay for the divisional round. The Packers allowed, on average, 4.8 receptions, 54 receiving yards per game and six total touchdowns to tight ends during the regular season.
Hollister caught four of eight targets for 25 yards in Sunday's 26-21 loss to the 49ers.
Hollister was second on the team in targets behind DK Metcalf (12), but it's the play he couldn't make that will be remembered from this contest. With the Seahawks down to their last snap and needing a touchdown to win not only the game but the NFC West title, Russell Wilson fired a pass to Hollister just short of the goal line, and he was unable to gain the missing inches as he was brought down. The tight end has now gone six straight games without a touchdown, averaging four catches for 35.3 receiving yards per game in that span. Seattle travels to Philadelphia for a wild-card clash Sunday, and Hollister will likely remain a secondary option for Wilson in the passing attack.
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