Second-year wide receiver Mack Hollins was already out for tonight's game against the Falcons with a groin injury. He will be out for much longer.
The team announced Thursday afternoon that Hollins was placed on the Injured Reserve list. He is the second player to be added to Injured Reserve this week, joining tight end Richard Rodgers. Hollins, like Rodgers, will be eligible to return after eight weeks.
Hollins underwent sports hernia surgery in the offseason, but was on the field for the start of Training Camp. He suffered a groin injury, one that head coach Doug Pederson said was unrelated to the surgery, and missed the final three preseason games. Pederson acknowledged that Hollins suffered a setback.
Markus Wheaton was brought back during the week since both Hollins and Alshon Jeffery are out for tonight. The Eagles also have Nelson Agholor, DeAndre Carter, Shelton Gibson and Mike Wallace available.
With Jeffery sidelined all Training Camp and preseason due to offseason shoulder surgery, Hollins took the first-team reps at wide receiver in Jeffery's place. The 6-4, 221-pound Hollins played in all 16 games as a rookie and had 16 catches for 226 yards and a touchdown. He also had five tackles on special teams.