The Eagles are set to add to their wide receiver room. Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Philadelphia is signing Zach Pascal to a one-year contract (Twitter link). The team has confirmed the move. The one-year pact is worth $1.5MM, with all of it guaranteed, per Doug Kyed of Pro Football Focus (on Twitter).
Pascal, 27, spent the first four years of his career with the Colts, after joining them as a UDFA in 2018. He started 44 of 64 games in Indianapolis, playing at least three-quarters of the team’s snaps in all but his rookie campaign. His most productive season came in 2020, where he posted 44 catches for 629 yards and five touchdowns.
The deal represents a reunion for Pascal with Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni. The latter’s time as the offensive coordinator of the Colts overlapped with the first three seasons of Pascal’s career. The Old Dominion alum will be joining a new team, resuming work with a familiar face.
In Philadelphia, Pascal joins a WR corps headed by 2021 first rounder DeVonta Smith. While the former Heisman winner had a productive rookie season, the Eagles have long been thought to be in need of additions to their pass-catching corps. At six-foo-two, 214 pounds, Pascal also represents a bigger target than Smith and underwhelming 2020 first-rounder Jalen Reagor.
With Pascal in the fold, the Eagles have added a proven complimentary piece to their WR room. Given the length of the deal, along with Pascal’s history as a secondary option, though, the team could still be active in adding another wideout. The free agent market has mostly dried up, but the team has three first round picks at their disposal for this April’s draft, where many feel they will add at the position.