Hollins (groin) has been eligible to return from injured reserve since Week 9, but there hasn't been any indication from the Philadelphia coaching staff that the wideout is close to practicing again, Zack Rosenblatt of NJ.com reports. Tight end Richard Rodgers (knee) was cleared to practice Tuesday, leaving room for only one more player on the Eagles' injured reserve list to rejoin the active roster this season. At this stage, Hollins looks to be a less likely candidate than fellow receiver Mike Wallace (lower leg) to make a return, given the 2017 fourth-round pick's lack of noticeable progress in his recovery from the groin injury. With the Eagles already bolstering their receiver room with the trade-deadline pickup of Golden Tate, Hollins probably wouldn't have been in line for a meaningful role on offense even if he had healed as quickly as the team hoped.
Hollins (groin) is expected to be activated from injured reserve later this season, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports. Plagued by a groin injury for most of the preseason, Hollins was given a reprieve from attempting to play too early when he was placed on IR on Thursday. Instead, he'll spend the next two months focusing on rehab with an eye toward suiting up later this season. The Eagles can only designate two players to return from injured reserve in a given campaign, so he'll be vying with teammates, most notably tight end Richard Rodgers (knee), to make his case for activation.
Hollins (groin) has been ruled out for Thursday's season opener against the Falcons, Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News reports. Head coach Doug Pederson said Tuesday that Hollins suffered a minor setback with the groin injury he has been tending to over the last couple of weeks. This is why the Eagles elected to bring back wideout Markus Wheaton a day after they let him go, but it doesn't look like Hollins will be sidelined for too long with the injury.
Hollins (undisclosed) hasn't been practicing this week, Zach Berman of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Hollins has been out since the first game of the Eagles' exhibition slate and doesn't seem to have a realistic shot at playing in Thursday's preseason finale against the Jets. Meanwhile, fellow depth receiver Shelton Gibson has caught nine passes for 195 yards and two touchdowns in three preseason games, making a strong case to replace Alshon Jeffery (shoulder) in three-wideout formations for the first few weeks of the regular season. Even if he's available for the regular-season opener Sept. 6 against the Falcons, Hollins may find that his role in the offense is minimal or non-existent.
Hollins is expected to fill the same role with the Eagles that he had as a rookie, though he could see a modest increase in opportunities, Jimmy Kempski of PhillyVoice.com reports. A 2017 fourth-round pick, Hollins served as the Eagles' No. 4 wide receiver throughout last season, working behind Alshon Jeffery (shoulder), Nelson Agholor and Torrey Smith. The team upgraded from Smith to Mike Wallace this offseason, but there's still a good chance Hollins improves on last year's total of 22 targets, especially if Jeffery isn't fully healthy by Week 1. The 24-year-old Hollins was efficient with his limited opportunities in 2017, catching 16 passes for 226 yards and a touchdown.
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