Alexander Hollins

Alexander Hollins

Wide Receiver #0
Team: Cleveland Browns
Ht / Wt:6'0" / 162 lb.
College:Eastern Illinois
Drafted:2019 / UDFA

Alexander Hollins: Sitting out Sunday

Hollins (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Chiefs.

Analysis: 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.

January 17, 2021 10:53 AM EST

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.

Analysis: 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 an inactive 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.

January 7, 2021 5:08 AM EST

Alexander Hollins: Signed off practice squad

The Browns signed Hollins off the Vikings' practice squad Monday.

Analysis: 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.

December 28, 2020 10:35 AM EST

Alexander Hollins: Back in Minnesota

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.

September 6, 2020 11:42 AM EST

Alexander Hollins: Hits waiver wire

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.

September 5, 2020 11:53 AM EST

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 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.

August 24, 2020 11:13 PM EST

Alexander Hollins: Plays six games in rookie year

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.

January 15, 2020 1:36 PM EST

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.

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.

December 29, 2019 3:23 PM EST

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.

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.

December 2, 2019 11:58 AM EST

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.

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.

December 2, 2019 10:48 AM EST

Alexander Hollins: Exits Minnesota

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.

August 30, 2019 7:45 PM EST

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