|Ht / Wt:||6'4" / 239 lb.|
|Born:||November 18, 1993|
|Drafted:||2017 / UDFA|
Hollister has signed his tender with the Seahawks, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com
Analysis: The Seahawks originally placed a second-round tender on Hollister, so this move is not much of a surprise. Seattle traded for the 26-year-old tight end from New England last season in exchange for a seventh-round pick. He was ultimately 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.
Analysis: 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 are interested in bringing Hollister back for the 2020 season, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.
Analysis: The Seahawks can opt to give Hollister a restricted free agent tender this offseason, which could help stave of interest from other teams. Given that he 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 Hollister to an offer sheet, but it would allow the Seahawks to retain the right to match any contracts. 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, having caught 41 passes for 349 yards and three touchdowns, but he'd likely be relegated to a depth role behind Greg Olsen and Will Dissly (Achilles) come 2020.
Hollister may still fit in the Seahawks' plans, despite the recent signing of Greg Olsen, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.
Analysis: 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 suffered an Achilles tear 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 now figures to be Russell Wilson's favorite TE, while Hollister likely will occupy a depth role if the Seahawks keep him around (he can become 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.
Analysis: 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.
Analysis: Hollister produced his lowest yardage total since Week 6 -- his season 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 and 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.
Analysis: Hollister was second on the team in targets behind DK Metcalf (12), and his impact will be remembered in this contest. The Seahawks were down to their last dime. It was fourth down, and they were down five points, and Russell Wilson fired a pass to Hollister, who landed inches short of the goal line. Time expired and the 49ers were crowned with the NFC West. Hollister has now gone six straight games without a touchdown, averaging four catches for 35.3 receiving yards per game in that span. The Seahawks travel to Philadelphia for the wild-card playoff game Sunday.
Hollister caught five of six targets for 64 yards in Sunday's 27-13 loss to the Cardinals.
Analysis: Hollister led the team in receiving yards, making his career best in the process. Even with Luke Willson back from a hamstring injury, Hollister outsnapped him 43-22. The big-play ability hasn't been evident for Hollister, but he has intriguing touchdown-dependant upside going forward.
Hollister hauled in all three targets for 23 yards in Sunday's 30-24 win over the Panthers.
Analysis: After recording 12 receptions and three touchdowns between Weeks 9 and 10, Hollister has regressed, failing to exceed six catches or 44 yards in a game while staying out of the end zone in four straight games. The 26-year-old is a touchdown-dependant fantasy option going forward, but he's a solid option in Week 16 against the Cardinals, who allowed two scores to tight ends in Sunday's win over the Browns.
Hollister caught four of six targets for 34 yards in Sunday's 28-12 loss to the Rams.
Analysis: Hollister likely wishes he had his first target back, as he dropped a pass on third down while the Seahawks were down 14-3. The Seahawks were forced to punt, and the Rams scored another touchdown on the next drive. It was overall another encouraging outing for Hollister, though, as he tied with DK Metcalf for the team lead in targets while playing 53 of a possible 67 offensive snaps. Hollister and the Seahawks will travel to Carolina in Week 15.
Hollister (quadriceps) was a full participant at Thursday's walk-through, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.
Analysis: The Seahawks have held back-to-back walk-throughs to kick off Week 14 preparations, but Hollister's elevation from LP on Wednesday to uncapped one day later paves the way for the tight end to suit up Sunday versus the Rams in L.A. He's been the most-utilized TE for Russell Wilson for some time now, notching 25 catches (on 36 targets) for 203 yards and three touchdowns over the last six games.
Hollister (quadriceps) was limited at Wednesday's walk-through, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.
Analysis: Hollister has become a regular option for Russell Wilson over the last six games, earning between 51 and 81 percent of the offensive snaps on five occasions en route to a 25-203-3 line on 36 targets. The increased usage seems to be taking its toll, though, as Hollister dealt with a toe injury last week and now a quad issue. As a result, his status should be monitored closely as the weekend approaches.
Hollister caught six of eight targets for 44 yards in Monday's 37-30 win over the Vikings.
Analysis: Hollister logged a season-high 81-percent snap share since Luke Willson (hamstring) was inactive. The third-year pro tied DK Metcalf for the team lead in receptions. Over the last four weeks, Hollister has averaged five catches for 41.3 yards while totaling three touchdowns.
Hollister (toe) does not carry an injury designation into Monday's game against the Vikings, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.
Analysis: While Luke Willson is listed as questionable with a hamstring injury, it's Hollister who appears fully healthy heading into a pivotal prime-time affair against the Vikings. The 26-year-old, along with the rest of the Seahawks' receiving options, was kept in check in Week 12, but prior to that Hollister recorded 17 receptions, 137 receiving yards and three touchdowns over a four-week stretch during the middle of the season.
Hollister (toe) was listed as a limited participant in Friday's practice, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.
Analysis: Hollister is apparently still experiencing some discomfort in his toe dating back to the Seahawks' Week 12 win over the Eagles, but the tight end would erase most of the concern about his health by practicing fully Saturday. Even if Hollister merely repeats the limited activity, he would still have a decent shot at suiting up Monday night against the Vikings.
Hollister is listed as limited on Thursday's practice report due to a toe injury, Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: After getting rolled up on this past Sunday in Philly, Hollister was believed to be dealing with discomfort in his foot. The Seahawks have honed in on the nature of his issue with this report, but at least he would have participated in some capacity if the team had held practice. Hollister will aim to increase his reps Friday and Saturday in advance of Sunday's contest versus the Vikings.
Coach Pete Carroll said Hollister has discomfort in his foot after getting rolled up on during Sunday's 17-9 win at Philadelphia, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR Seattle reports.
Analysis: On Sunday, Hollister played his smallest share of the offensive snaps (69 percent) since his workload increased significantly Week 9, in part due to leaving the game after the play in question. He also didn't make much of an impact as a receiver, hauling in two of four targets for 22 yards. The Seahawks won't release an injury report until Thursday with a Monday night matchup against the Vikings on tap, but the extra day of rest may improve Hollister's odds to maintain his current role.
Hollister caught two of four targets for 22 yards in Sunday's 17-9 win over the Vikings.
Analysis: Hollister showcased his YAC abilities by taking a short pass for 21 yards on the second drive, accounting for a heavy chunk of his fantasy value. However, it could've been a more-intriguing fantasy line, but Russell Wilson airmailed a wide-open Hollister in the end zone. Hollister did leave for a bit with an injury, so he fell short of the full workload that was expected with Luke Willson (hamstring) out. In fact, it was his lightest outing since Week 8, logging 45 of 76 offensive snaps (69 percent).
Hollister and Tyrone Swoopes are the only healthy tight ends on the Seattle roster for Sunday's game in Philadelphia, Brent Stecker of 710 ESPN Seattle reports.
Analysis: Swoopes was promoted Friday from the practice squad after Ed Dickson (knee) was sent back to injured reserve. A few hours later, the Seahawks listed Luke Willson (hamstring) as doubtful on their final injury report, setting up a situation where Hollister's snap share could stretch even higher than the 80 and 78 percent he saw in his past two games. He took full advantage of those opportunities to the tune of 12 catches for 99 yards and three touchdowns on 16 targets, picking up where Will Dissly (Achilles) had left off in earning Russell Wilson's favor near the goal line. The Eagles have given up the seventh-fewest receiving yards to tight ends (41.9) and generally have played well on defense in recent weeks, but there's a lot to be said for simply take a large number of snaps in an offense with Wilson at the helm.
The Seahawks promoted Hollister from the practice squad Friday, John Boyle of the team's official site reports.
Analysis: This move was among a number of transactions to address the placement of guard Ethan Pocic (back) on injured reserve. If Hollister is active Sunday at Cleveland, he may have difficulty getting on the field behind Will Dissly and Luke Willson. Assuming he does, though, Hollister's main focus may be blocking due to injuries along the offensive front.
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