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Alexander Hollins: Cut by Cleveland
Hollins was released from the Browns' practice squad Tuesday.
Hollins was signed to Cleveland's practice squad last Wednesday and was let go after spending a week with the team. The 25-year-old hasn't seen game action since 2019 with Minnesota.... See More ... See Less
Alexander Hollins: Inks with Browns' practice squad
Cleveland signed Hollins to the practice squad Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston reports.
Hollins joins a Browns team with numerous skill-position players on the reserve/COVID-19 list, including top wideout Jarvis Landry (illness). Hollins spent time in Cleveland during the offseason and thus has some familiarity with coach Kevin Stefanski's system.... See More ... See Less
Alexander Hollins: Waived by Browns
Hollins was waived by the Browns on Monday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Hollins was waived Monday as the Browns trim down their roster ahead of the regular season. The wide receiver was a member of Cleveland's practice squad for most of last season. Hollins did join the active roster for Week 17 and the playoffs, but he never saw game action. The 24-year-old will look to fill a roster spot on another team ahead of the 2021 campaign, but his lack of game experience and hamstring injury will likely work against the 6-foot, 166-pound wideout.... See More ... See Less
Browns' Alexander Hollins: Nursing hamstring injury
Hollins left Wednesday's practice with a hamstring injury, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
The severity of the injury isn't known, but Hollins could at least take it easy for a day or two. The 24-year-old spent most of last season on the practice squad, though he joined the active roster for Week 17 and the playoffs, but he didn't see game action.... See More ... See Less
Browns' Alexander Hollins: Sitting out Sunday
Hollins (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Chiefs.
Hollins will be a healthy scratch for the second straight playoff game. If the Browns move on to the AFC Championship Game, Hollins likely will face the same fate as long as Jarvis Landry, Rashard Higgins, Donovan Peoples-Jones and KhaDarel Hodge stay healthy.... See More ... See Less
Browns' Alexander Hollins: Among fill-in candidates
Hollins was mentioned as a possible fill-in third wideout for Sunday's playoff game against the Steelers, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
The Browns will be without KhaDarel Hodge (reserve/COVID-19) while Donovan Peoples-Jones (concussion) is questionable heading into Sunday night's playoff match. Hollins, who was signed off the Vikings' practice squad Dec. 28, was one of the inactives for Week 17's playoff-sealing victory over Pittsburgh. Cleveland head coach Kevin Stefanski also mentioned Marvin Hall and Ja'Marcus Bradley as candidates , while also indicating running back Kareem Hunt could line up at wide receiver.... See More ... See Less
Browns' Alexander Hollins: Signed off practice squad
The Browns signed Hollins off the Vikings' practice squad Monday.
Hollins hasn't played yet this year. He suited up in five games for the Vikings as an undrafted rookie in 2019, posting two receptions for 46 yards. With four Browns wide receivers in COVID-19 protocol, Hollins will add depth at the position ahead of a must-win game against the Steelers.... See More ... See Less
Alexander Hollins: Back in Minnesota
Hollins signed with the Vikings' practice squad Sunday, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports.
Hollins was cut by the Vikings on Saturday. He supplied two catches for 46 yards in five games for the club last season. It was reported earlier that the Eastern Illinois product was having an impressive camp, but he'll have to start the 2020 season like he did the 2019 season: on the practice squad for Minnesota.... See More ... See Less
Alexander Hollins: Hits waiver wire
Hollins was waived Saturday by the Vikings, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Hollins began 2019 on the practice squad before finishing his campaign with two catches for 46 yards in five regular-season appearances. We'll see if Hollins can make it back to the team's active roster, but it certainly seems as if the Vikings want him back on the practice squad to begin 2020, particularly after a reportedly impressive training camp.... See More ... See Less
Vikings' Alexander Hollins: Having impressive training camp
Hollins is having an impressive training camp, as his bulked-up frame has helped him win at the catch point, Arif Hasan of The Athletic reports. He's battling Chad Beebe, Tajae Sharpe and K.J. Osborn for the fourth and fifth spots on the receiver depth chart.
With a run-oriented offense and a narrow passing focus the past two seasons, the third and fourth receiver roles on the Vikings have not been very productive. However, the departure of Stefon Diggs could change the mix, especially if 2020 first-round draft pick Justin Jefferson isn't able to hold down a starting job. Hollins could be a candidate to emerge if such a scenario unfolds.... See More ... See Less
Vikings' Alexander Hollins: Plays six games in rookie year
Hollins recorded two catches for 46 yards over five regular-season appearances in 2019.
Hollins spent the first three months on the Vikings' practice squad before being promoted to the active roster in December while Adam Thielen was dealing with a nagging hamstring injury. The undrafted rookie barely played until the season finale, when he logged a 98 percent snap share while the team was resting its starters. Hollins is an exclusive-rights free agent in March, and while it seems likely he'll be retained, he'll need to battle for a depth role in 2020.... See More ... See Less
Vikings' Alexander Hollins: Leads team in receiving yards
Hollins caught two of three targets for 46 yards during Sunday's 21-19 loss to the Bears.
Receiving his first extended playing time of the season, Hollins led the team in receiving yards while tying for third in receptions. Most of his damage was done on a 35-yard connection with Sean Mannion, but the latter's inability to lead the offense efficiently limited Hollins' upside. His role in the postseason figures to be limited to special teams.... See More ... See Less
Vikings' Alexander Hollins: Bumps to 53-man roster
The Vikings promoted Hollins to the active roster from the practice squad Monday, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Hollins' promotion to the active roster was expected, with Adam Thielen (hamstring) not suiting up against the Seahawks on Monday. He'll provide the Vikings with receiver depth behind Stefon Diggs, Bisi Johnson and Laquon Treadwell. The undrafted rookie's spot on the 53-man squad comes following the placement of Ben Gedeon (concussion) on injured reserve.... See More ... See Less
Alexander Hollins: Likely to join active roster
The Vikings are expected to promote Hollins to the active roster from the practice squad Monday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Hollins will get a chance on the 53-man roster with Adam Thielen (hamstring) missing another contest. The undrafted rookie out of Eastern Illinois stands to play a reserve role behind Stefon Diggs, Bisi Johnson and Laquon Treadwell during Monday's tilt against the Seahawks.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-0, 166 lbs|
|Birthplace: Yazoo City, MS|
|School: Eastern Illinois|