Philadelphia Eagles Re-Sign Corey Clement
The Eagles announced today that running back Corey Clement is returning to the team this year on a one year deal.
Roster Move: #Eagles have agreed to terms with RB Corey Clement on a one-year contract.#FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/QWUPOZC0f3
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) April 29, 2020
Corey Clement was an undrafted free agent in 2017, and little did we know how much of an impact he would have that year. Clement has been a valuable piece to the team when healthy, which is the biggest concern. He has only played 15 games in the past two seasons, suffering a knee injury in 2018, and a shoulder injury in 2019 that required surgery. Clement was just recently cleared for contact, and he’s been working out with Miles Sanders the past couple of weeks.
He played a huge role in the 2017 season which led to the Philadelphia Eagles’ first-ever Super Bowl. In the Superbowl, Clement was one of the best players on the field, catching 4 passes for 100 yards and one touchdown. Most people remember him from his game against the Denver Broncos in the regular season of that year where he had 3 total touchdowns. The Eagles ended up winning that game 51-23 and put the whole league on notice. He also can play special teams which is always a much-needed position. As long as Corey Clement can stay on the field and produce during training camp, he should be able to make the team. Eagles running back coach Deuce Staley is a big fan of Clement. The worst-case scenario is that Corey doesn’t live up to expectations, and the Eagles can move on from him without hurting their cap space.
It looks like the Eagles are not yet done adding to the running back room. Could that veteran be former Eagles star running back LeSean McCoy? We will have to wait and see as McCoy continues to hint at a potential return to Philly. Carlos Hyde and Devonta Freeman are also potential options for signing a veteran running back in free agency.
#Eagles brought back RB Corey Clement on a 1-year deal and also are considering signing a veteran RB.
— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) April 29, 2020
The running back room looks to be set barring an injury. Here’s what the depth chart looks like as of right now.
- Miles Sanders
- Boston Scott
- Corey Clement
- Elijah Holyfield
- Adrian Killins
- Michael Warren
There is a ton of talent in that backfield, and it will be very hard for the Eagles to decide who makes the cut. Miles Sanders is expected to lead the backfield with most of the touches, but the rest of the running backs on the roster will have a key impact on games as well. We all saw how well Boston Scott played down the stretch and bringing back Corey Clement will be another playmaker for the Eagles running back room.