Hollins hauled in five of his eight targets for 50 yards in Sunday's 24-20 loss to the Falcons. Hollins was forced into duty as both Alshon Jeffery (calf) and DeSean Jackson (groin) exited early. While rookie J.J. Arcega-Whiteside played six more snaps than the product's 69, Hollins was far more productive and saw twice as many targets. Jeffery's and Jackson's injuries are not thought of as serious, but if either is forced to miss time, there is a good chance Hollins continues to see the field a lot Week 3 at home against the Lions.
Hollins made the Eagles' 53-man roster and will start the season as the No. 5 wide receiver, Eliot Shorr-Parks of Sports Radio 94 WIP Philadelphia reports. Hollins managed to beat out Greg Ward for the spot on the 53-man roster due to his abilities on special teams, as Ward looked better as a receiver throughout camp. Hollins caught 16 passes for 226 yards and one touchdown in 2018, but his place on the roster isn't overly secure.
Hollins brought in one of two targets for five yards in the Eagles' 24-10 preseason win over the Jaguars on Thursday. Hollins struggled to make an impact Thursday, although he was playing with rookie Clayton Thorson under center. The 2017 fourth-round pick is projected to latch on to a roster spot as the fifth receiver. However, that's far from guaranteed, considering there's some quality competition for that spot in the form of Greg Ward, Jr., Marken Michel and Charles Johnson, all who've put together some impressive tape while playing in alternative North American pro football leagues over the last year.
Hollins (hip) is practicing Saturday but is still listed on the Eagles' pre-practice injury report, Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Hollins missed time earlier this week with a hip injury but managed to participate in practice Saturday. The team evidently doesn't feel quite confident enough about his health, as Hollins is still listed as day-to-day according to the pre-practice injury report. The second-year receiver has put together a solid training camp to date, but it's unlikely Hollins will jump dramatically up the depth chart with Alshon Jeffery, DeSean Jackson and Nelson Agholor locked in as the top three receivers, and 2019 second-round pick J.J. Arcega-Whiteside also drawing rave reviews to start the preseason.
The lower-body injury that kept Hollins out of practice recently doesn't appear serious,Paul Domowitch of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Hollins had been having a good camp before feeling something Monday and being held out for the day. Domowitch speculates that while watching the 25-year-old catch passes off the JUGS machine later, the injury appeared to be to the left hamstring, although the player would not confirm. The North Carolina product expects to be back in practice within the next couple of days, however.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|4||09/27||@Green Bay Packers||6||17.00|
|5||10/06||New York Jets||24||27.00|
|11||11/17||New England Patriots||3||14.00|
|14||12/10||New York Giants||30||36.00|
|17||12/29||@New York Giants||30||36.00|
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|3 Year Avg||11||8||113||0||4||14.12||11|