Bills signing Jacob Hollister

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The Bills are bringing in a tight end who has a history with quarterback Josh Allen.

Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that the Bills are signing Jacob Hollister. It’s a one-year deal for the former Patriot and Seahawk.

Hollister was undrafted in 2017 after playing with Allen at the University of Wyoming and made the Patriots’ roster. He played in 23 games over the next two seasons and then was traded to the Seahawks in 2019.

The move to Seattle gave Hollister room to contribute as a receiver and he caught 66 passes for 558 yards and six touchdowns after catching just eight passes during his time in New England.

7 responses to “Bills signing Jacob Hollister

  1. Ugh, the Patriots spent all that money on tight ends and the Bills basically have nearly as good a situation without blowing their cap.

  2. Hollister never realized as well as thought he would in Seattle. He only had 25 receptions & only 209yds with a measly 8.4YPC. It was only 8.5YPC in 2019, also. I don’t think he will develop much better, elsewhere. He is what he is……solid backup.

  3. Yea … I think. Pretty underwhelming. Good blocker to fill the whole Smith left.

  4. Playing w/Allen in the past gives Hollister a leg up in the receiving end… he might end up being an excellent safety valve for JA. Good signing!

  5. CHawk12thMan says:
    March 19, 2021 at 3:49 pm
    Hollister never realized as well as thought he would in Seattle. He only had 25 receptions & only 209yds with a measly 8.4YPC. It was only 8.5YPC in 2019, also. I don’t think he will develop much better, elsewhere. He is what he is……solid backup.

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    I don’t think he will develop much as a blocker, but I see him being a better pass option at TE than what the Bills have now. I think you will see him out there when there is an empty backfield. It is a GREAT offense for him to land with.

  6. He will likely be remembered by the 12th and by Frisco fans alike for the 4th down catch he made and he was then tackled just inches short of first down , making Seattle NFC division losers in 2019. Since that catch, Seattle has signed 2 bigger free agent TE in 2 seasons. It is sort of like fixing the barn door after the horse has bolted.

  7. He’s not a good inline blocker, that drove me crazy in 2019. In 2020 he got less targets, but seemed to improve his line blocking and made some great plays blocking downfield. Seems like guy is still improving.

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