The Minnesota Vikings have lost a young receiver that a lot of folks. . .myself included. . .had enough upside to eventually make an impact.
On Monday, the Cleveland Browns announced that they had poached wide receiver Alexander Hollins off of the Vikings’ practice squad.
The Browns found themselves in a bit of a situation on Sunday when basically their entire wide receiver corps got placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list for contact tracing purposes. In fact, none of the receivers that were active for the Browns yesterday had caught a pass in a Browns uniform this season, a pretty impressive feat given that we’re 16 weeks into the regular season.
Hollins got some snaps for the Vikings at the end of last season, and even got the opportunity to see the field for the team in the playoffs. Overall for the Vikings in 2019, he caught two passes for 46 yards while being targeted four times. He wound up appearing in five games.
This means that the Vikings have an open spot on the practice squad now. We’ll let you know who they fill that spot with when the announcement is made.