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.
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) September 6, 2018
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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