Eagles re-sign running back Corey Clement to 1-year deal


The Eagles re-signed running back Corey Clement to a one-year minimum-wage deal Wednesday six weeks after letting him become a free agent.

Clement, a native of Glassboro and former Wisconsin star, has been plagued by injuries the last two years following a remarkable Super Bowl performance.

NBC Sports Philadelphia’s Dave Zangaro learned Wednesday that Clement was medically cleared on Monday after missing much of last year with a shoulder injury. 

On March 16, the Eagles elected to not place a contract tender on Clement, effectively making him an unrestricted free agent.     

The Eagles would have had to pay Clement $2.133 million for one year if they tendered him. This contract is worth $825,000, the minimum for veterans with three years of experience according to the new CBA.

So the decision to not tender Clement saved the Eagles about $1.3 million.

The Eagles return Miles Sanders and Boston Scott from last year, but they're the only other backs on the roster who’ve played in an NFL game. Elijah Holyfield signed with the Eagles at the end of last year, and the Eagles added Michael Warren of Cincinnati and Adrian Killins of Central Florida as undrafted rookies.

Clement is the only running back left from the Super Bowl season. The 2017 Eagles' other running backs were LeGarrette Blount, Jay Ajayi, Wendell Smallwood, Darren Sproles and Kenjon Barner, none of whom is currently with an NFL team.

Clement caught four passes for 100 yards in the Super Bowl, including and a twisting, turning 55-yard catch and run through traffic late in the second quarter to set up the Philly Special and a brilliant back-of-the-end zone touchdown from Nick Foles in the third quarter.

The 100 yards are the most in history by a rookie running back in a Super Bowl and fourth-most ever by a rookie.

Clement, 25, has 580 rushing yards and six TDs with a 4.1 career rushing average along with 32 receptions for 315 yards and two more TDs.

But injuries limited him to 11 games in 2018 and just four last year. After getting 494 offensive snaps his first two NFL seasons, he had only three last year and no offensive touches.

When healthy, Clement is a capable and versatile reserve running back and a very good special teamer. 

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