The Seahawks acquired Jacob Hollister in a trade with New England on Monday, sending a seventh-round draft pick in 2020 to the Patriots in exchange for the third-year tight end.
Hollister, a 25-year-old Oregon native, originally entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent out of Wyoming. Signed by the Patriots in 2017, the 6-foot-4, 245-pound Hollister played in 23 regular-season games with New England, recording eight catches for 94 yards and starting two games, one in 2017 and one in 2018. The Patriots placed Hollister on injured reserve ahead of the 2018 postseason this past January.
In Seattle, Hollister joins a tight end position group featuring 2018 starter Nick Vannett, 2018 fourth-round pick Will Dissly, who's coming off a patellar tendon injury, and veteran Ed Dickson, a 2018 free-agent signee. Tyrone Swoopes was also signed to the active roster last October from Seattle's practice squad and remains with the team, while tackle George Fant played a big role last season as a sixth offensive lineman and blocking tight end.