Instant analysis: Eagles sign a familiar face at running back

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The Eagles have agreed to terms with RB Corey Clement on a one year deal. The former undrafted free agent had an incredible run during his rookie season where he provided the team with a versatile back once Darren Sproles went down.

The New Jersey native had his signature performance in the grandest stage of them all – the Super Bowl. In helping the Eagles route the Patriots 41-33, Clement led the team in receding yards as he finished the game with 100 yards. Not to mention an incredible catch in the end zone while being covered by two defenders.

Since then it’s been a tough journey. Clement has missed a significant amount of games in back to back seasons due to nagging injuries. In 2018, he missed 5 games including the playoffs and in 2019, he also missed 12 games plus the playoffs once again. Relegated to a rotational back and punt returner, having two fumbles in a short span didn’t exactly help him too much either.

After testing out free agency, it almost became a no brainer for both the Eagles and Clement to give this a go once again.

In just three seasons with the Eagles, Clement has managed to record 1,367 all-purpose yards and 8 total touchdowns. If healthy, he’ll be adding to a very dynamic backfield. All three backs are able to be big contributors in the passing game in addition to the run game. While he’ll have to battle to keep his spot against the likes of Holyfield and several UDFAs, Clement may have the biggest advantage due to his familiarity with the system and team but if he goes down again it could prove to be detrimental to the Super Bowl standout.

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