After showing some potential in his rookie campaign, there was some buzz around Mack Hollins heading into the 2018 season and how he could have potentially become the team's #2 receiver. However, in August it became known that Hollins underwent sports hernia surgery. He did return to practice just before Week 1 in September, but a few days later the team placed him on injured reserve, effectively ending his 2018 campaign.
Over a full year removed from his initial injury, you would think Hollins would be at 100% and ready to earn a spot on the 2019 roster, but today Doug Pederson put a damper on that idea:
The team never updated his injury during the 2018 season, and didn't say if he reaggravated his injury during that one practice he returned to last year or developed a new injury.
With the Eagles receiving corps becoming one of the best in the NFL and potentially one of the greatest in Eagles history, Hollins can't afford to miss more time to rehab his hernia. If he isn't ready by the time Training Camp comes around, Hollins will be on the outside looking in at the Eagles 53-man roster. Receivers like Shelton Gibson, Charles Johnson and DeAndre Thompkins will look to take advantage of Hollins' absence during OTAs and make a good impression before the real practices start in July.