Eagles announce WR Mack Hollins has been placed on Injured Reserve


With just hours to go until the season opener, the Eagles announced something that no fan wanted to see. Second-year wideout, Mack Hollins, has been placed on injured reserve.

After underdgoing a sports hernia surgery early in the offseason, the UNC standout has had a bumpy ride. Hollins has missed a huge chunk of Training Camp and preseason due to a lower-body injury, prompting the team to carry some extra depth and go as far as bringing Markus Wheaton onto the roster.

“This week, a little bit of a minor setback.” Pederson said of Hollins earlier in the week. “We just made the decision to keep him out of this football game, and then we’ll evaluate after we get a little bit of time after this game.”

The Eagles didn’t even get to the game before they placed the receiver on IR.

This stings Philadelphia’s offense. Hollins saw a surprising amount of action during his rookie year, recording 226 receiving yards and a touchdown in the process. The deep-threat rapidly became a fan favorite and was out to prove he’s much more than a perennial special teamer. Although that much is now clear, the Eagles will be without their fourth-round selection from one year ago for the time being.


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