According to Jimmy Kempski, the Philadelphia Eagles are releasing WR Mack Hollins, and promoting OG Sua Opeta from the practice squad.
This move probably fits the ‘too little, too late’ mold. Hollins was a fourth-round pick in 2017 and actually flashed a relatively high upside. The UNC product caught 16 passes on 22 targets for 226 yards and a memorable touchdown against the Redskins.
Hollins would have to endure offseason surgery on a torn groin in 2018, an injury that he recovered from in time for camp, only to tear his other groin, sidelining him for the entire year.
Then, there’s this year. Despite playing in around 400 offensive snaps (46%), he’s had just 10 catches for 125 yards and hasn’t registered a catch since the end of September. Big yikes. Partner that with five penalties and a pair of drops and what you have is a wide receiver who should’ve been pulled from the equation a long time ago.
For someone that was said to be a special teams ace, playing in just 17.3% of snaps isn’t the best way to save your place in the team.
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