The development of Shelton Gibson is becoming more and more important each and every day.
Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Mack Hollins was place on injured reserve on Thursday. He had offseason hernia surgery and suffered what head coach Doug Pederson called “a little bit of a minor setback” from a groin injury during a press conference the other day.
Turns out it was more than a minor setback.
Roster Move: #Eagles have placed WR Mack Hollins on Injured Reserve. pic.twitter.com/8YTmds2Fxe
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) September 6, 2018
The Eagles are lacking playmakers along the outside at the moment. Not only will Hollins be out, Alshon Jeffery will miss the first few weeks while recovering from offseason shoulder surgery. So the Birds are down to Mike Wallace, Gibson, and Markus Wheaton, who was signed on Tuesday.
Gibson is the guy I’m looking at that can potentially step up in his absence. The deep ball specialist caught a pair of long touchdowns during his first two preseason games, but it was his crisp route running which caught my eye. Gibson is proving he can potentially be more than just a wideout who can run fast and straight, check out this slant-and-go for a touchdown in the red zone.
Shelton Gibson runs a nice route for the TD. #PreSznTDking pic.twitter.com/4b7ADGaAEj
— Tyler Jackson (@TjackRH) August 17, 2018
The Eagles are allowed to take two players off IR this season after Week 8. Hollins and Richard Rodgers will most likely be those two Eagles, unless someone else suffers a major injury and suddenly you have a tough decision on your hands of who you’d want to take off.
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