New England is moving on from Jacob Hollister.
The Patriots announced Monday they have traded the tight end to the Seahawks.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed, though NFL Media reports New England received a seventh-round pick in 2020 from Seattle.
The move is somewhat surprising considering the team didn’t select a tight end in last week’s draft in Nashville in the wake of Rob Gronkowski’s retirement in March. Hollister was expected to compete for a larger role in 2019 given the void left by the veteran.
The most experienced player left on the Patriots’ roster at the position is Austin Seferian-Jenkins.
Hollister, 25, signed with New England as an undrafted rookie out of Wyoming in 2017. He played in 15 regular-season games as a rookie but was limited to just eight last season due to injury before ending up on injured reserve and missing the team’s playoff run to a Super Bowl 53 win.
He has tallied eight catches for 94 yards over two seasons while primarily making an impact on special teams.