Back in 2017 the Eagles drafted a wide receiver in the fourth round out of North Carolina who they wanted as a special teams ace and vertical threat. Mack Hollins showed in his first taste of NFL action just how useful he could be when he stiff-armed his way into the endzone. Though in the regular season and throughout the playoff he only played sparingly thanks to heavyweights like Alshon Jeffery, Torrey Smith and Nelson Agholor ahead of him on the depth chart. Still, he did provide a spark in a win against the Washington Redskins in Week 7 when Carson Wentz through a 64-yard pass to him for a touchdown (Hollins' first and still only career touchdown reception).
Hollins' 2018 was one he'd like to forget. With the departure of Torrey Smith, Hollins was the favorite to become the team's second outside receiver and primary deep threat. A mysterious groin injury led to sports hernia surgery, which cost him most of Training Camp. He played in the first preseason game, but ultimately injured his groin again (either the same groin or the other groin) and was placed on injured reserve to start the season. He ended up never coming off the reserve and missed the entire 2018 campaign.
With not much talk surrounding Hollins this offseason, plus Hollins not participating in OTAs, many fans started to speculate that he'd died. Hollins has been paying attention to the speculation surfacing online about his disappearance, and had some fun with it when he posted yesterday about reporting to Training Camp.
It looks like Hollins is ready to be cleared to participate and be active for this year's Training Camp. Otherwise, it'd be pretty foolish to be riding a bike while rehabbing from two consecutive groin injuries.
Even though he won't be considered the Eagles main deep threat option this season thanks to the return of DeSean Jackson, Hollins should be able to make the 53-man roster as a depth option at the receiver position. Plus he is still considered a special teams star which would definitely help his case if he is considered to be on the roster bubble. Either way, we now know that Mack Hollins is indeed alive and is enjoying life.