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Jaguars expected to sign former Seahawks and Bills TE Jacob Hollister

Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer mentioned the need for the team to add a tight end, and they do so with Jacob Hollister.

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According to a report from NFL Media’s Tom Pelissero, the Jaguars are expected to sign former Buffalo Bills and Seattle Seahawks tight end Jacob Hollister.

Hollister was surprisingly released by the Bills on Tuesday.

This comes just days after the Jaguars trimmed its roster to 53 players, waiving two tight ends, and keeping just three on the team’s active roster. Now, Hollister will join Chris Manhertz, James O’Shaughnessy and rookie Luke Farrell in the tight ends room.

On Tuesday, Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer made mention to the team’s need to add a player to the position group, citing O’Shaughnessy as the type the team would be looking to add.

“[James] O’Shaughnessy’s our best receiver right now,” said Meyer. “Luke [Farrell]’s coming on. I like that position,” he said. “I love who they are, but we still need to get one more at some point.”

Hollister, 27, joined the Bills this offseason after playing his last two seasons with the Seattle Seahawks. Hollister was originally signed as an undrafted free agent out of Wyoming with the New England Patriots in 2017.

During his four-year career, Hollister racked up 74 receptions for 652 yards and six touchdowns. In his two years with Seattle, Hollister caught 66 passes for 558 yards and six touchdowns, bringing in three touchdowns in ‘19 and ‘20.

Hollister will now reunite with his former offensive coordinator in Brian Schottenheimer who is now the Jaguars’ passing game coordinator, which will likely help the transition and could have been part of the reason why Hollister opted to sign with the Jaguars over other prospective teams.