Vikings Sign New TE

Vikings Sign New TE
Jul 27, 2022; Las Vegas, Nevada, US; Las Vegas Raiders tight end Jacob Hollister. Mandatory Credit: Lucas Peltier-USA TODAY Sports.

The Minnesota Vikings made their first roster move in a couple of weeks on Tuesday, adding veteran tight end Jacob Hollister to the practice squad.

Cornerback Parry Nickerson was released to make room for Hollister.

To date, Hollister has played with these teams:

  • New England Patriots (2017–2018)
  • Seattle Seahawks (2019–2020)
  • Buffalo Bills (2021)
  • Jacksonville Jaguars (2021)
  • Las Vegas Raiders (2022)
Jan 9, 2022; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Jacob Hollister, Mandatory Credit: Matt Pendleton-USA TODAY Sports,

And with the Bills and Raiders, Hollister was a practice squad participant and did not see any regular season action. The 28-year-old even won a Super Bowl in 2018 with New England Patriots, although he was on injured reserve.

Undrafted from Wyoming in 2017, Hollister joined Tom Brady’s team out of the gate and experienced winning football. But he wasn’t utilized too much with the Patriots and later jaunted to Seattle. With the Seahawks, Hollister took off, to an extent, playing 68% of all Seahawks offensive snaps in 2019. He was a part of “those” Seattle teams that seemed to beat the Vikings annually.

Jan 3, 2021; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Seattle Seahawks tight end Jacob Hollister. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports.

After the 2019 season, Seattle minimized his role, and Hollister has bounced around four times, including the latest addition to the Vikings roster. In his career, he’s grabbed 83 receptions for 707 yards and 7 touchdowns on 129 targets. Hollister also plays special teams.

If Hollister is to eventually see regular season action, he’ll need to fit in somewhere on this Vikings TE depth chart:

  • TE1: Irv Smith Jr.
  • TE2: Johnny Mundt
  • TE3: Ben Ellefson
  • PS: Nick Muse
  • PS: Jacob Hollister

Hollister was teammates with Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen at Wyoming. His brother, Cody Hollister, plays wide receiver for the Tennessee Titans.

The new Vikings tight end had played in four career playoff games.

Dustin Baker is a political scientist who graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2007. Subscribe to his daily YouTube Channel, VikesNow. He hosts a podcast with Bryant McKinnie, which airs every Wednesday with Raun Sawh and Sally from Minneapolis. His Viking fandom dates back to 1996. Listed guilty pleasures: Peanut Butter Ice Cream, ‘The Sopranos,’ and The Doors (the band).