Eagles receiver Zach Pascal was robbed at gunpoint early Friday morning outside his home in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.
The veteran, a Nick Sirianni favorite who is set to become a free agent on March 15, confirmed the incident to ABC 7News in Maryland. Prince George’s County Police said two robbers approached Pascal at 2:25 a.m. with a gun and demanded his diamond necklace.
Pascal was treated at the scene for minor injuries and the suspects are being sought.
The Eagles also released a statement to the news outlet:
“The organization is aware of the matter involving Zach Pascal. We have been in contact with Zach and are happy to hear he is doing fine.”
Pascal is a graduate of Wise High School in Upper Marlboro and the incident comes just months after another NFL player, the Commanders’ Brian Robinson, was shot during a carjacking incident in nearby Washington D.C. back in August.
Eagles’ safety Chauncey Gardner-Johnson also had his car stolen in Philadelphia after the divisional round playoff win over the New York Giants. Luckily, that incident was not violent in nature and Gardner-Johnson wasn’t at the scene when his car was taken.
Pascal finished the 2022-23 season, his first for Philadelphia, with 15 receptions for 150 yards and a touchdown. The Old Dominion product spent his first four NFL seasons in Indianapolis where he and Sirianni became close.
Known as a top-tier blocker, Pascal played 405 offensive snaps for the Eagles — 238 in the slot, 122 outside the numbers, 32 where he was lined up in-line, and 13 where he was in the backfield, according to Pro Football Focus. He was the third-best run-blocker WR in the NFL, according to PFF behind only Miami’s Trent Sherfield and Detroit’s Amon-Ra St. Brown.