Jacob Hollister was
dealing with a hamstring injury most of the regular season. The team has placed
the second-year tight end on injured reserve on Tuesday.
Hollister has a really disappointing season. After his rookie year, the tight end showed great potential as pass catcher, despite the fact that he has had four receptions for 42 yards.
Hollister was seen
as a huge player for the 2018 campaign, and was also considered as a viable figure
in the passing game. The tight end build a strong connection with quarterback
Tom Brady over the summer, but it never made the regular season. The hamstring
injury and chest issues put an end to Hollister’s season. He was forced to miss
a few points of the year.
Hollister was only
able to string three games together. The most he could do was a couple of
back-to-back appearances. He finished the year with four catches for 52 yards
in the eight games he played in.
promoted tight end Stephen Anderson to the active roster. The team also signed
defensive back A.J. Howard and offensive lineman Dan Skipper to the practice
Anderson is a mystery for New England. He hit the league as an undrafted free agent out of Cal in 2016. He spent his pro career with the Houston Texans until becoming a member of the Patriots family. In 2017, Anderson was active in 15 games for the Texans and had five starts. He caught 25 of his 52 targets for 342 yards and a single touchdown. In his career, the tight end recorded 36 receptions for 435 yards and a couple of touchdowns.
“He’s done well for us. We use him in a lot of different roles in
practice as well. He’s been great. He’s been one of the guys that’s been
recognized on multiple weeks for the job he’s done for us, either as a big
receiver or as the go-to tight end for the team that we’re playing. Also, in
the kicking game. Yeah, he’s done well,” head
coach Bill Belichick said of Anderson at the beginning of the year.