Corey Clement

Arizona Cardinals
Running Back #30
Arizona Cardinals
Running Back #30

Corey Clement News

Produces in spot start

Clement rushed eight times for 23 yards and a touchdown while adding 25 receiving yards on three receptions in Sunday's 38-13 loss to San Francisco.

Analysis: Clement led Arizona's backfield with James Conner (shin/knee) sidelined, producing his first touchdown of the season in the process. The veteran backup spent most of his time on special teams this year, logging just nine offensive touches across eight games prior to Sunday. Clement will become an unrestricted free agent this upcoming offseason.

Jan 8, 2023 6:29 PM EST

Should help fill in for Conner

Head coach Kliff Kingsbury said Clement and Keaontay Ingram will be in store for increased roles in Sunday's game against the 49ers with top back James Conner (shin/knee) ruled out for the contest, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Analysis: Before exiting in the fourth quarter of last week's loss to the Falcons, Conner had been handling massive snap shares in each of the Cardinals' previous seven games. His early departure in Week 17 paved the way for Clement -- who has mostly contributed on special teams this season -- to play 29 snaps on offense en route to carrying seven times for 32 yards while going without a reception on his lone target. Ingram, meanwhile, didn't play any snaps on offense, so Clement appears to be the better bet to see the larger share of Conner's vacated workload in the season finale. That said, the Cardinals have some recent draft capital invested in Ingram -- a rookie sixth-round pick -- so it wouldn't be entirely surprising if he was prioritized over the journeyman Clement.

Jan 6, 2023 11:48 AM EST

Contributes reception in loss

Clement recorded a 21-yard reception in Monday's 27-13 loss to the Patriots.

Analysis: Clement has played only three snaps on offense during the Cardinals' past two games, but he's been targeted on two occasions and has two receptions for 29 yards to show for it. The 28-year-old isn't expected to see additional opportunities unless lead back James Conner misses time, or if the Cardinals choose to lighten his workload. Conner handled snap shares north of 95 percent in both Week 13 and Week 14.

Dec 14, 2022 1:18 PM EST

Joins Arizona

Clement Tom Pelissero of NFL Network a contract with the Cardinals on Saturday.

Analysis: Clement played two contests with the Cardinals' active roster at separate intervals this season. The veteran running back has been strictly relegated to special teams at this point in the 2022 campaign.

Nov 19, 2022 11:41 AM EST

Sent back to practice squad

Clement reverted to the Cardinals' practice squad Friday.

Analysis: Clement was elevated to the active roster prior to Thursday's victory over New Orleans, but he logged only one offensive snap and 16 on special teams while recording no other stats. If either of James Conner (ribs) or Darrel Williams (knee) is able to return to action next week, Clement may not be elevated again.

Oct 21, 2022 6:55 PM EST

Joins active roster Thursday

The Cardinals elevated Clement to their active roster Thursday, Darren Urban of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: With fellow running backs James Conner (ribs) currently listed as questionable and Darrel Williams (knee) ruled out for Thursday's contest versus the Saints, Clement could find himself operating as Arizona's third backfield option in Week 7 behind Eno Benjamin and Keaontay Ingram. The 27-year-old suited up for Sunday's game against the Seahawks but saw just 15 special teams snaps.

Oct 20, 2022 2:28 PM EST

Heads back to practice squad

Clement revered to the Cardinals' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's transaction log.

Analysis: Clement signed with Arizona's practice squad Tuesday and was activated for his first game with the team Sunday. However, the 27-year-old did not record a statistic and played all 15 of his snaps on special teams, as Eno Benjamin handled the bulk of the Cardinals' carries with running backs James Conner (ribs) and Darrel Williams (knee) sidelined. Clement could stand to see another elevation from the practice squad if these rushers remain out during Thursday's game against the Saints.

Oct 17, 2022 7:04 PM EST

Getting Week 6 call-up

Head coach Kliff Kingsbury said Friday that Clement will be elevated from the practice squad for the Cardinals' Week 6 game in Seattle, Tyler Drake of reports.

Analysis: Arizona may wait until Saturday to make Clement's appointment to the roster official, but he'll be on hand Sunday to provide another healthy body out of the backfield with James Conner (ribs) and Darrel Williams (knee) sitting out Week 6 and with Jonathan Ward (hamstring) having recently been moved to injured reserve. Eno Benjamin is expected to step into Conner's usual role as Arizona's lead back, but Clement could serve as a change-of-pace option behind him in addition to contributing on special teams. Rookie sixth-round pick Keaontay Ingram is also on hand and could also have a role in the game plan behind Benjamin.

Oct 14, 2022 12:46 PM EST

Joins Cardinals' practice squad

Clement signed with Arizona's practice squad Tuesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Clement spent some time with Baltimore during training camp but was unable to make his 2022 season debut. The veteran running back spent four season with Philadelphia and spent his 2021 campaign with Dallas. Clement rushed 33 times for 140 yards through 17 games with Dallas last season, while also playing 297 of his 368 snaps with special teams. He'll now look to compete for a depth role in Arizona.

Oct 11, 2022 4:18 PM EST

Done in Baltimore

Aaron Wilson of ProFootballNetwork.comThe Ravens cut Clement on Monday, Aaron Wilson reports.

Analysis: With J.K. Dobbins recently having returned to practice, albeit in a limited capacity, depth at running back is becoming less urgent for Baltimore. As Clement, who toted 33 carries for 140 yards with Dallas in 2021, searches for another opportunity elsewhere, Justice Hill and Tyler Badie should be in line for more practice and preseason reps.

Aug 15, 2022 2:24 PM EST

Joins Baltimore

Clement signed a contract with the Ravens on Monday, Jamison Hensley of reports.

Analysis: Clement inked a deal with Baltimore after also working out for the running-back needy team Monday. The 27-year-old totaled 140 yards on 33 carries over 17 games with the Cowboys last season, though the majority of his 368 total snaps played came on special teams (297). With presumed starters J.K. Dobbins and Gus Edwards still on the active/PUP list, Clement should compete for a depth role alongside running backs Mike Davis, Justice Hill and Tyler Badie.

Jul 25, 2022 4:33 PM EST

Sees limited touches in 2021

Clement finished the regular season with 33 carries for 140 rushing yards and six catches on seven targets for 29 yards and a touchdown.

Analysis: While he suited up for all 17 games in his first season with Dallas, Clement was mainly used on special teams and saw double-digit snaps on offense only three times. He was able to score his only TD against his former club the Eagles in Week 18, however. A free agent in the offseason, Clement could return to the Cowboys but will fill a depth role in the backfield wherever he ends up in 2022.

Jan 19, 2022 12:30 PM EST

Scores versus Eagles

Clement rushed seven times for 58 yards and caught all four of his targets for 22 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 51-26 win over the Eagles.

Analysis: Clement enjoyed an expanded role with Tony Pollard (foot) unavailable. Although starter Ezekiel Elliott led the Cowboys with 19 touches, Clement made an impressive impact with his 11, totaling a season-high 80 yards while scoring for the first time with an eight-yard reception to begin the fourth quarter. Despite Pollard potentially being set to return for next weekend's playoff game, Clement's performance Saturday emphasizes Dallas' depth at tailback heading into the postseason.

Jan 9, 2022 7:31 AM EST

Poised for bigger workload Week 18

Clement may be in line for more work alongside Ezekiel Elliott on Saturday at Philadelphia with Tony Pollard (foot) unavailable for the contest, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Pollard logged limited practices during Week 18 prep and was given a questionable tag on Thursday's injury report. However, the Cowboys ruled him out Friday, giving him a week of rest ahead of the postseason. Clement hasn't had many chances to produce behind Elliott and Pollard this season, as he's averaged 3.2 yards on his 26 carries and posted two catches (on three targets) for seven yards in 16 games. Still, when he stepped in as the No. 2 RB for Pollard in Week 13 at Washington, he turned 14 touches into 46 total yards.

Jan 7, 2022 3:55 PM EST

Handles four carries in win

Clement carried the ball four times for 18 yards in Sunday's 56-14 win over Washington.

Analysis: Clement played on just seven of the Cowboys' 73 offensive snaps in the contest. The veteran's biggest play, however, came on specials teams when he blocked a punt that was recovered for a Dallas touchdown. Corey Clement should continue to operate as the team's No. 3 back behind Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard going forward, limiting his ability to produce for fantasy purposes.

Dec 27, 2021 1:46 PM EST

Should retain small role Week 15

Clement is expected to play some snaps on offense Sunday against the Giants while serving as the No. 3 back behind Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard (foot), Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Clement elevated to the No. 2 role for last week's win over Washington while Pollard sat out with a torn plantar fascia in his left foot, finishing the day with 13 carries for 44 yards to go with one two-yard reception. Though Clement hasn't typically had a role in the game plan when both Elliott and Pollard are active, since the latter two have been nursing injuries of late, the Wisconsin product looks like he'll get a couple reps in an effort to lessen their workloads. Clement is still unlikely to see enough touches to make for a reliable fantasy option, even in most deeper leagues.

Dec 19, 2021 9:01 AM EST

Solid numbers as No. 2 back

Clement carried the ball 13 times for 44 yards and caught one of two targets for two yards in Sunday's win over Washington.

Analysis: With Tony Pollard (foot) sidelined, Clement stepped in as Dallas' No. 2 running back and actually saw one more touch than Ezekiel Elliott, although neither RB was efficient. It's not yet clear if Pollard will be ready to return in Week 15 against the Giants, so Clement could again find himself with a fairly substantial role in the offense.

Dec 13, 2021 10:48 AM EST

Seeing action late in blowout

Clement carried the ball six times for 20 yards and caught his only target for five yards in Sunday's win over the Falcons.

Analysis: It was the most work the former Eagle has seen in a game yet for the Cowboys, but Clement's touches came in the fourth quarter of a blowout win. As long as Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard are healthy, Clement's primary value to Dallas will come on special teams.

Nov 15, 2021 10:06 AM EST

Absent from injury report

Clement (illness) is not listed on the Cowboys' final injury report heading into Sunday's matchup with the Falcons, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Analysis: Clement missed consecutive practices earlier in the week due to an illness before logging a full workload Friday. Barring any setbacks, look for him to take on his usual role on special teams, as well as providing depth at running back.

Nov 12, 2021 3:57 PM EST

Absent from practice

Clement (illness) didn't participate in Thursday's practice session, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Analysis: Clement was held out of practice for a second straight day as he continues to deal with an illness. If he hopes to suit up Sunday against Atlanta, he'll likely need to practice in some form Friday.

Nov 11, 2021 3:00 PM EST

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