Few players reach the highs and the lows that Eagles’ running back Corey Clement did in his first three seasons in the NFL. Less than a year after thirty-two teams passed him up in the 2017 Draft, he led Philadelphia in receiving in the biggest game in the team’s history. Entering the 2018-2019 season riding a high, the following months would see the Glassboro, New Jersey native struggle through injury and fail to take the step up that many had expected. His third crack at it? Muffed kick returns and yet more injuries.
After all of that and the drafting of a franchise running back in Miles Sanders, it was time for the Eagles to give Clement a goodbye kiss.
In three seasons as an Eagle, Clement recorded 1,367 all-purpose yards and eight total touchdowns (excluding the Super Bowl touchdown). After showing renewed durability as a rookie, his 2018 season ended prematurely and 2019 campaign was ripped away after just four games.
It’s been a strange fall from grace for the man who registered 108 yards in the Super Bowl 52 win over New England. Injuries have held him back massively and an offseason spent on rejuvenating the backfield pushed him down the pecking order.
The Eagles’ refusing to place a tender on him will allow Clement to find a new home with an opportunity to potentially claw his way up a less-crowded depth chart. That wasn’t going to happen in Philly.
Clement will always be remembered for his heroics in Minnesota, and we wish him all the best.
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