Hollins (groin) returned to practice on a limited basis during minicamp earlier this week, Martin Frank of The Delaware News Journal reports.
Tuesday reportedly marked the receiver's first practice session since last September. The fact Hollins was able to get on the field for the three-day minicamp bodes well for his availability for training camp next month.
Coach Doug Pederson said Monday that he's "optimistic" Hollins (groin) will be back at full strength for the start of training camp in July, Reuben Frank of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
Pederson admitted that he doesn't fully understand the extent of Hollins' injury, but the wideout nonetheless is progressing in his recovery. Hollins first required surgery to address a groin issue last February and then experienced a setback shortly before the regular season, resulting in the North Carolina product spending the entire 2018 campaign on injured reserve. The fact that Hollins still is in recovery mode months after the season concluded is somewhat troubling for a player who may have found himself on the roster bubble even if he had entered OTAs fully healthy. According to Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia, Hollins at least was present at Monday's OTA, doing individual work on a side field. Assuming Pederson's prediction comes to pass and Hollins is back for training camp, the 25-year-old would be well positioned to make the team's Week 1 roster, but his path to snaps is more muddled with the offseason acquisitions of downfield threat DeSean Jackson and second-round pick J.J. Arcega-Whiteside.
Hollins (groin) isn't participating in spring practices, Reuben Frank of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
Hollins initially had surgery in February 2018 and suffered a setback shortly before Week 1 last season. After spending the entire year on injured reserve, the 2017 fourth-round pick apparently is still working his way through the rehab process. Coach Doug Pederson did say he's encouraged by Hollins' recent progress, but the young wideout likely will need to battle for a roster spot if/when he finally gets healthy. With Alshon Jeffery (ribs), DeSean Jackson, Nelson Agholor and JJ Arcega-Whiteside all locked in, Hollins will compete with a host of players for one or two spots.
Hollins (groin) and Shelton Gibson may end up competing for one roster spot in 2019, Eliot Shorr-Parks of 94 WIP Sports Radio reports.
Hollins and Gibson entered 2018 in a presumed competition for the No. 4 receiver role, with potential for increased involvement early in the season if Alshon Jeffery wasn't ready for Week 1. Jeffery ended up missing the first three games and Mike Wallace promptly suffered a season-ending leg injury, but neither Gibson nor Hollins was able to take advantage, with the former catching just one pass while the latter spent the entire year on injured reserve. The Eagles now have Jeffery, DeSean Jackson and Nelson Agholor locked in atop the depth chart, potentially leaving Hollins and Gibson to reprise last season's competition, though it isn't too hard to imagine a scenario in which neither makes the 53-man roster. Hollins does have some excellent traits for a fourth or fifth receiver, as he can stretch the field on offense while filling multiple roles on special teams. His groin injury shouldn't be a problem by the time the offseason program begins in mid-April.
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.
The Eagles placed Hollins (groin) on injured reserve Thursday.
Head coach Doug Pederson referred to the groin injury that Hollins sustained in the preseason as a minor setback, but the wideout's move to IR ahead of season opener suggests it was a more serious concern than the club was letting on. The transaction ensures that Hollins will be inactive for at least eight weeks, and the 24-year-old could be shut down for the entire season if the Eagles choose not to designate him as one of two players eligible to return from IR. With Hollins out of commission and Alshon Jeffery (shoulder) also facing an uncertain return date, Shelton Gibson will have a good chance to solidify himself as the Eagles' No. 3 wideout in the short term.
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 confirmed Monday that he's been tending to a groin injury, Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Absent the past two weeks with an undisclosed injury, Hollins finally has clarified its nature. Once he's able to practice with an eye on game action, he probably will be on the outside looking in for targets, even with Alshon Jeffery (shoulder) expected to miss the first two games.
Hollins (undisclosed) returned to practice Sunday, Zack Rosenblatt of NJ.com reports.
Held out of practice the past two weeks, Hollins is now on the right track to play in Thursday's season opener against the Falcons. He could take on an larger role in the expected absence of Alshon Jeffery (shoulder), but it's also possible the Eagles will turn to Shelton Gibson instead. Nelson Agholor, Zach Ertz and Mike Wallace are the safe bets to draw targets.
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 (undisclosed) did not practice Sunday, Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Hollins missed Thursday's preseason loss to the Browns due to an undisclosed injury. The second-year wide receiver showed big-play potential last season, and he's expected to open the year as Philadelphia's No. 4 wide receiver, with potential to fill the No. 3 role if Alshon Jeffery (shoulder) isn't ready for Week 1. The Eagles may also turn to Shelton Gibson for added playing time if Jeffery isn't available.
Hollins won't play in Thursday's preseason contest in Cleveland, Derrick Gunn of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
With a chance to carve out a role early due to injuries to fellow wideouts Alshon Jeffery (shoulder) and Nelson Agholor (lower body), Hollins instead has endured a rough preseason slate. In the first exhibition, Hollins was unable to haul in his only target. And last week, he didn't suit up at all, which has been replicated this time around. As a fourth-round pick last year, he flashed at times, accumulating a 16-226-1 line on 22 targets. However, Hollins seems on pace for sparse usage again considering what has transpired this month.
Hollins (undisclosed) participated in Sunday's practice, Eliot Shorr-Parks of NJ.com reports.
After failing to catch a pass in the first preseason game, Hollins sat out entirely from the second contest against New England. Back in action now, the second-year pro is on track to be the No. 4 WR in Philly after recording 16 receptions for 226 yards and one touchdown in his rookie campaign.
Hollins isn't warming up with the receivers and isn't expected to play in Thursday's preseason tilt against the Patriots, Zach Rosenblatt of NJ.com reports.
Hollins' absence from warmups coupled with his missed practices the past few days due to an undisclosed injury seems to indicate that he won't suit up, though his status hasn't been confirmed. Look for Mike Wallace and Shelton Gibson to see some reps early on with Hollins likely out.
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.
Hollins could see more reps in 2018 with the departure of Torrey Smith via trade to Carolina, Tim McManus of ESPN reports.
The fourth-round pick from the 2017 draft already seemed poised to challenge Smith for his role in the coming season, but that road has become much smoother with this news. Hollins will still be behind Alshon Jeffery and Nelson Agholor on the depth chart, but given the volume in the Eagles' offense, the 24-year-old could be a big-time breakout candidate in 2018.
Hollins finished the 2017 regular season with 16 receptions on 22 targets for 226 yards and a touchdown.
Hollins showed flashes this season and went from being targeted in only one of the season's first five games to making at least one catch in each of the seven games leading up to Carson Wentz's Week 14 injury. The beginning of the rookie's streak coincided with poor performances from Torrey Smith, and the kid seemed poised to leapfrog the veteran on the depth chart for a time. Smith rebounded but is likely to continue to cede more work to the 2017 fourth-round pick in the future.
Hollins caught two of three passes for 30 yards in Sunday's 33-10 win over the 49ers.
He continues to get more playing time as well as attention from his quarterback as Sunday marked the rookie's highest percentage of snaps played this season (26 percent) and his third straight contest with at least one target. Torrey Smith was once again held without a catch, so the opportunity is there for the former Tar Heel to move up the depth chart. However, there are rumors that the Eagles are in the market for a receiver before the Oct. 31 trade deadline, and even if the team doesn't acquire one, expectations should be tempered for Hollins with Denver on tap for Week 9 followed by a Week 10 bye.
Hollins caught his only target for a 64-yard touchdown in Monday night's win over the Redskins.
The 2017 third-round pick was wide open after he ran by everyone on the defense and took a perfectly placed ball from Carson Wentz all the way to the house. The rookie has played fewer than 10 snaps in four of his last five games but has received targets in his last two contests, so his usage is trending upward. After making a play like that, it will be interesting to see if his involvement in the offense increases, especially with veteran receiver Torrey Smith struggling.
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