Philadelphia Eagles News

Mack Hollins, Alshon Jeffery Out For Falcons Game

Head coach Doug Pederson said that second-year wide receiver Mack Hollins suffered "a little bit of a minor setback" from a groin injury that will sideline him for Thursday night's season-opener against the Falcons.

Pederson acknowledged that Hollins had surgery to repair a sports hernia shortly after the season ended, but this injury is not related. Hollins played in the preseason opener against the Steelers then was sidelined for the final three games.

Alshon Jeffery is also "week to week" recovering from rotator cuff surgery and will not play Thursday. Pederson is "optimistic" that the extra time between the opener and the Week 2 matchup in Tampa Bay could provide enough time for him to be back in action.

The Eagles re-signed wide receiver Markus Wheaton who was with the team in the preseason. With Wheaton back in the fold, the Eagles will also have Nelson Agholor, DeAndre Carter, Shelton Gibson, and Mike Wallace at wide receiver.

"We needed to have some depth at the receiver position," Pederson said. "Markus has been here all offseason, Training Camp, makes him a good fit for us."

In other injury news, running back Jay Ajayi was a full participant in practice after being limited Monday with a foot injury. Quarterback Carson Wentz (knee) remained limited, while defensive end Michael Bennett did not practice Tuesday due to a knee injury.

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