Mack Hollins

Mack Hollins

Wide Receiver #10
Ht / Wt:6'4" / 221 lb.
College:North Carolina
Born:September 16, 1993
Drafted:2017 / Rd. 4 (118)
Draft Team:PHI

Mack Hollins: Returns to practice

Hollins (groin) returned to practice on a limited basis during minicamp this week, Martin Frank of The Delaware News Journal reports.

Analysis: Tuesday reportedly marked the receiver's first practice since last September. The fact Hollins was able to get on the field during this week's three-day minicamp bodes very well for his availability for training camp next month.

June 12, 2019 9:58 AM EST

Mack Hollins: Expected back for camp

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.

Analysis: Pederson admitted that he doesn't fully understand the extent of Hollins' injury, but the wideout is nonetheless 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 is still 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. Assuming Pederson's prediction comes to pass and Hollins is back for training camp, the 25-year-old would still be well positioned to make the team's Week 1 roster, but his path to snaps is more muddled with the Eagles bolstering their wideout corps with the offseason acquisitions of downfield threat DeSean Jackson and second-round pick J.J. Arcega-Whiteside.

June 3, 2019 7:51 AM EST

Mack Hollins: Still can't practice

Hollins (groin) isn't participating in spring practices, Reuben Frank of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.

Analysis: 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.

May 24, 2019 6:53 AM EST

Mack Hollins: Needs to earn roster spot

Hollins (groin) and Shelton Gibson may end up competing for one roster spot in 2019, Eliot Shorr-Parks of 94 WIP Sports Radio reports.

Analysis: 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.

March 17, 2019 8:12 AM EST

Mack Hollins: Looks unlikely to play in 2018

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 reports.

Analysis: 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 meaningful role on offense even if had healed as quickly as the team hoped.

November 14, 2018 10:33 AM EST

Mack Hollins: Prime candidate for activation from IR

Hollins (groin) is expected to be activated from injured reserve later this season, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: 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.

September 6, 2018 2:19 PM EST

Mack Hollins: Headed to IR

The Eagles placed Hollins (groin) on injured reserve Thursday.

Analysis: 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.

September 6, 2018 1:07 PM EST

Mack Hollins: Will not play Thursday

Hollins (groin) has been ruled out for Thursday's season opener against the Falcons, Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News reports.

Analysis: 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.

September 4, 2018 7:50 AM EST

Mack Hollins: Dealing with groin injury

Hollins confirmed Monday that he's been tending to a groin injury, Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Analysis: Absent the past two weeks with an undisclosed injury, Hollins finally has clarified its nature. His level of practice participation Monday will be known upon the release of the Eagles' first injury report of the season. That said, he probably is on the outside looking in for targets, even with Alshon Jeffery (shoulder) expected to miss the first two games.

September 3, 2018 12:52 PM EST

Mack Hollins: Returns to practice

Hollins (undisclosed) returned to practice Sunday, Zack Rosenblatt of reports.

Analysis: 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.

September 2, 2018 11:27 AM EST

Mack Hollins: Still absent from practice

Hollins (undisclosed) hasn't been practicing this week, Zach Berman of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Analysis: Hollins has been out since the first game of the exhibition slate and doesn't seem to have any shot at playing in Thursday's preseason finale against the Jets. Meanwhile, 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-wide formations for the first few weeks of the season. Even if he's available for the regular-season opener, Hollins may find that his role in the offense is minimal or non-existent.

August 29, 2018 9:38 AM EST

Mack Hollins: Still absent from practice

Hollins (undisclosed) did not practice Sunday, Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Analysis: Hollins was forced to miss Thursday's preseason game due to an undisclosed injury. The second-year wide receiver showed big play potential last season, and should not be at risk of being released during final roster cuts on Sep. 1. However, Hollins will need to display more consistency if he wants to become an integral part of the Eagles offense in 2018.

August 26, 2018 2:45 PM EST

Mack Hollins: Not suiting up Thursday

Hollins won't play in Thursday's preseason contest in Cleveland, Derrick Gunn of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.

Analysis: 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, he seems on pace for sparse usage again considering what has transpired this month.

August 23, 2018 4:32 PM EST

Mack Hollins: Back on practice field

Hollins (undisclosed) participated in Sunday's practice, Eliot Shorr-Parks of reports.

Analysis: 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.

August 19, 2018 10:51 AM EST

Mack Hollins: Unlikely to play Thursday

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 reports.

Analysis: Hollins' absence from warmups coupled with his missed practices the past few days 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.

August 16, 2018 3:55 PM EST

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