|Ht / Wt:||6'0" / 162 lb.|
|Drafted:||2019 / UDFA|
Hollins signed with the Vikings' practice squad Sunday, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports.
Analysis: Hollins was cut by the Vikings on Saturday after 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.
Hollins was waived Saturday by the Vikings, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Analysis: 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.
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 wide receiver depth chart.
Analysis: 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.
Hollins recorded two catches for 46 yards over six games in 2019.
Analysis: Hollins spent the first three months on the Vikings' practice squad, and he was promoted to the active roster in December since 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 since the team was resting its starters. Hollins is an exclusive-rights free agent in March, and it seems likely he'll be retained, although he'll need to battle for a depth role in 2020.
Hollins caught two of three targets for 46 yards during Sunday's 21-19 loss to the Bears.
Analysis: 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 his upside. Hollins doesn't figure to play much of a role in the postseason, aside from special teams.
The Vikings promoted Hollins to the active roster from the practice squad Monday, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Analysis: 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.
The Vikings are expected to promote Hollins to the active roster from the practice squad Monday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: 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.
Hollins was waived by the Vikings on Friday, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Analysis: No surprise here, as Hollins was considered a long shot to land on the team's final roster. His only action in the preseason came in the Vikings' final game. He hauled in two receptions for 17 yards in the contest. The undrafted rookie will now look for a new opportunity.
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