Corey Clement

Corey Clement

Running Back #30
Team:Philadelphia
Ht / Wt:5'10" / 221 lb.
College:Wisconsin
Age:24
Born:November 2, 1994
Drafted:2017 / UDFA

Corey Clement: Practicing on side field

Clement (knee) is practicing on a side field during Wednesday's minicamp practice, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.

Analysis: Clement has largely been out of commission since suffering an undisclosed knee injury Dec. 9 of last season. Six months later, it seems he's beginning to ramp up his activity level. Clement roughly has another two months before the start of training camp starts up, when he'll look to maintain his hold on the No. 3 tailback job under Jordan Howard and Miles Sanders (hamstring).

June 5, 2019 9:02 AM EST

Corey Clement: On track for Week 1

Clement (knee) isn't sure when he will be cleared for practice, but he doesn't have any concern about his Week 1 availability, Geoff Mosher of 97.5 The Fanatic Philadelphia reports. "I'm back at it," Clement said Monday. "It wasn't an ACL. None of that. I'm hitting the ground running. You can expect Corey to be out there Game 1."

Analysis: Clement still hasn't provided specifics on the season-ending knee injury he suffered Week 14, but he at least seemed to clarify that it wasn't a major ligament tear. He also mentioned wanting to play at around 210 pounds, believing a lighter frame (he's listed at 220) can help him become a more versatile player. It makes sense for Clement to focus on his quickness and pass-catching skills after the Eagles traded for Jordan Howard to serve as their bruiser on early downs. With Darren Sproles still pondering retirement and Wendell Smallwood far from a lock to earn a significant role, Clement has a path to regular playing time in passing situations. It sounds like the 24-year-old will be absent or limited throughout the offseason program, but he should get back on the field to compete for a role at some point during training camp.

April 16, 2019 7:27 AM EST

Corey Clement: Still has room for a role

Clement (knee) still figures to have a role after the Eagles traded for fellow running back Jordan Howard, Zach Berman of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Analysis: A pleasant surprise as a rookie and a considerable disappointment in his sophomore campaign, Clement is now recovering from a December knee injury, with the Eagles declining to provide any details. His health may have played a role in the decision to acquire Howard, but it's more likely the team simply jumped at the opportunity to acquire a proven lead runner in exchange for a late-round pick. If healthy, Clement likely offers enough versatility to keep his roster spot safe, with potential to handle passing downs and/or spell Howard on early downs. The recent transaction is worse news for Josh Adams, whose strengths largely seem to overlap with Howard's. The Eagles also have Wendell Smallwood and could add another running back in the upcoming draft.

March 29, 2019 9:53 AM EST

Corey Clement: Still facing injury uncertainty

The Eagles still haven't provided any details on the nature of Clement's season-ending knee injury, Andrew Kulp of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.

Analysis: Clement suffered the injury Week 14 and was placed on injured reserve two days later, with one report suggesting the issue could be serious enough to impact his offseason routine. We still don't have any update on a diagnosis, but it does seem Clement is facing a significant hurdle in his attempt to bounce back from a sophomore slump. The rest of the Philadelphia backfield is equally unsettled, with Darren Sproles presumably contemplating retirement and Jay Ajayi potentially headed for free agency while rehabbing a torn ACL. The Eagles do have Wendell Smallwood and Josh Adams under contract for 2019, but neither player inspires confidence as anything more than a No. 3 back. The team likely will look for an external upgrade even if Sproles and/or Ajayi sticks around.

January 23, 2019 12:50 PM EST

Corey Clement: Could be limited in offseason

Clement (knee) likely will have some limitations during the offseason program, Zack Rosenblatt of NJ.com reports.

Analysis: While the Eagles haven't provided details on Clement's injury, this timeline suggests it's something fairly severe, though not quite on par with an ACL or patella tear. The second-year running back was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, finishing a disappointing sophomore season with 68 carries for 259 yards (3.8 YPC) and two touchdowns as well as 22 catches for 192 yards on 25 targets (7.7 YPT). Clement's role in 2019 will largely depend on what the Eagles do in the offseason. Jay Ajayi (knee) is set to become an unrestricted free agent, and Darren Sproles may finally be ready to retire.

December 12, 2018 10:13 AM EST

Corey Clement: Season comes to end

Clement (knee) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday.

Analysis: The Eagles haven't publicly commented on the results of the MRI that Clement required Monday, but the running back's move to IR implies that he was likely looking at a multi-week recovery timeline. With Clement officially shut down for the final three regular-season contests and a potential postseason run, Darren Sproles checks in as the top change-of-pace option behind starter Josh Adams, while Wendell Smallwood also slides up a spot on the depth chart.

December 11, 2018 1:44 PM EST

Corey Clement: Likely to miss time

Clement is expected to be sidelined for at least Sunday's game against the Rams after sustaining a right knee injury in the Week 14 overtime loss to the Cowboys, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Clement played just seven snaps (four on offense) before exiting with the injury, for which he required an MRI on Monday. The results of Clement's exams aren't known, but the team's decision to sign fellow running back Boston Scott off the Saints' practice squad implies some level of concern about the former's Week 15 availability. If Clement is in fact sidelined versus the Rams, Darren Sproles and/or Wendell Smallwood could take on enhanced roles behind starter Josh Adams.

December 11, 2018 9:42 AM EST

Corey Clement: Headed for MRI

Clement will undergo an MRI on Monday as the Eagles look to determine the severity of the knee injury he suffered in Sunday's 29-23 overtime loss to the Cowboys.

Analysis: The Eagles believe that Clement, who took one carry for minus-4 yards in the contest, is dealing with a sprain rather than any sort of structural damage to the knee. The MRI will provide a clearer picture of what exactly is plaguing Clement, but even if it's confirmed that he's merely dealing with a sprain, the second-year back's availability for the Week 15 game against the Rams would still be in some peril. If Clement is forced to miss any action, Darren Sproles would be locked in as the clear top complement to starter Josh Adams.

December 10, 2018 6:44 AM EST

Corey Clement: Won't return Sunday

Clement (knee) has been ruled out of Sunday's game in Dallas.

Analysis: Clement was a casualty of getting his right leg rolled up on, with his injury eventually clarified as to his knee, according to Martin Frank of The Delaware News Journal. Well before he was ruled out, Clement was seen on the sideline in sweats and with a brace on the knee, per Zach Berman of The Philadelphia Inquirer. The severity of the injury is unknown, but the Eagles should clarify Clement's health in due time. With Clement sidelined, the backfield has been whittled down to Josh Adams, Darren Sproles and Wendell Smallwood.

December 9, 2018 3:06 PM EST

Corey Clement: Hurts right knee Sunday

Clement injured his knee during Sunday's game at Dallas and is questionable to return, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.

Analysis: Clement's right leg was rolled up on at the end of a first-quarter carry. He remained on the turf for a spell before needing assistance to get to the locker room, according to Martin Frank of The Delaware News Journal. If Clement is unable to reenter the contest, Darren Sproles will serve as the primary pass-catching back Sunday and perhaps beyond.

December 9, 2018 2:08 PM EST

Corey Clement: Totals 74 yards in win

Clement carried five times for 27 yards and caught all three of his targets for 47 yards in Monday night's 28-13 win over Washington.

Analysis: Clement continued to fill the role of change-of-pace back behind Josh Adams and saw 23 snaps on the day, just one fewer than the previous week, even with Darren Sproles returning to the fold. The 24-year-old was also the only running back targeted in the passing game. Clement has reached at least 74 total yards in each of his last two games despite seeing no more than eight touches in either contest. He'll be hard-pressed to keep the streak going as Sproles' role in the offense should increase going forward and the Eagles face off against Dallas' fifth-ranked defense against running backs Week 14.

December 4, 2018 8:09 PM EST

Corey Clement: Top complement to Adams

Clement played 24 of the Eagles' 65 offensive snaps (37 percent) in Sunday's 25-22 win over the Giants, finishing with five carries for 45 yards and two receptions for 31 yards.

Analysis: Clement's 76 yards from scrimmage were his most since Week 2, but it's difficult to get excited about his fantasy prospects moving forward considering that the production wasn't supported by a major uptick in volume. Furthermore, coach Doug Pederson told Zack Rosenblatt of NJ.com on Monday that he wants to increase Josh Adams' (22 carries for 84 yards and a score in Week 12) workload down the stretch, so any additional touches for the newly-minted lead back might come at Clement's expense. On a more positive note, Clement at least worked as the clear No. 2 option behind Adams on Sunday, as former starter Wendell Smallwood was limited to just one offensive snap.

November 26, 2018 2:02 PM EST

Corey Clement: Set to lose work to Adams

Clement is expected to see his role within the Eagles' backfield committee decline beginning with Sunday's game against the Giants with the team planning to start Josh Adams and feature him more prominently moving forward, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Clement's arrow had already been pointing down even before Rapoport's nugget, as the second-year back earned just four touches (two carries, two receptions) -- his fewest in any of his eight appearances this season -- in the Week 11 loss to the Saints. Wendell Smallwood, who had also benefited from an increased workload since Jay Ajayi (knee) suffered a season-ending injury in early October, was also limited to just four offensive snaps in that contest, while Adams (seven carries for 53 yards, three receptions for 19 yards), an undrafted rookie out of Notre Dame, continued to stand out as the most productive member in the committee. Adams should now get the opportunity to build on his impressive performance to date, resulting in Clement and Smallwood perhaps in line to see usage on par with what they received in Week 11 on a regular basis. If that ends up being the case, it would be tough to justify holding Clement even in most deeper leagues.

November 25, 2018 7:17 AM EST

Corey Clement: Just four touches in loss

Clement rushed twice for 11 yards and caught both of his targets for four additional yards in Sunday's 48-7 loss to New Orleans.

Analysis: Clement saw his fewest carries all season as Josh Adams handled the bulk of the backfield work, which was already scant because the Eagles fell behind by three scores early in the second quarter. The Wisconsin product has not surpassed 22 yards in any of his last four games and likely isn't going to see an increase in work with Adams playing as well as he is. On the bright side, Philadelphia heads into a favorable matchup for running backs against the Giants at home Week 12.

November 18, 2018 9:46 PM EST

Corey Clement: Held to eight yards on 18 snaps

Clement played just 18 of 62 snaps (29 percent) on offense in Sunday's 27-20 loss to Dallas, taking five carries for 13 yards and catching one of two targets for a loss of five yards, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia.

Analysis: The snap split was pretty even between Clement, Wendell Smallwood (21) and Josh Adams (19), but only the latter had any success turning his playing time into rushing production. The undrafted rookie took seven carries for 47 yards, while Smallwood caught three passes for 30 yards and added two totes for four yards. Clement hasn't given the Eagles any reason to increase his role ahead of a Week 11 road matchup with the stingy New Orleans run defense.

November 12, 2018 7:24 AM EST

Corey Clement: Cleared for Sunday's game

Clement (illness) doesn't have a designation for Sunday's contest versus the Cowboys.

Analysis: Clement was absent from Thursday's session due to an illness, but the ailment subsided enough for him to practice in full to wrap up Week 10 prep. On the heels of the Eagles' bye week, it'll be interesting to see the breakdown of backfield reps. While Wendell Smallwood has acted as the lead running back for much of the season, Clement has been the preferred handcuff, when healthy. However, in the Eagles' last game Oct. 28, Clement was surpassed by Josh Adams in terms of snaps on offense -- 13 versus 18 -- behind Smallwood's 31 (of 62).

November 9, 2018 12:40 PM EST

Corey Clement: Back at practice

Clement (illness) took part in Friday's practice, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.

Analysis: Clement sat out Thursday's session due to his ailment, but it appears he only needed the lone day off to feel better. It remains to be seen if he will be listed on the Eagles' final injury report of the week, but even if he is, he figures to be available for Sunday's matchup with the Cowboys.

November 9, 2018 8:54 AM EST

Corey Clement: Misses practice with ailment

Clement was listed as a non-participant in Thursday's practice due to an illness, Mike Kaye of NJ.com reports.

Analysis: The nature or severity of Clement's ailment isn't known, but the Eagles will hope that his condition improves enough to fit in some practice time Friday. Assuming the illness doesn't prevent him from playing Sunday against the Cowboys, Clement will likely work as the secondary option in the Eagles' backfield committee behind Wendell Smallwood. Smallwood has outpaced Clement in offensive snap count in each of the Eagles' past three contests.

November 8, 2018 1:13 PM EST

Corey Clement: Nearly invisible in Week 8 win

Clement rushed for six yards on four carries and caught his lone target for minus-1 yard in Sunday's 24-18 win over the Jaguars in London.

Analysis: Clement has just 27 scrimmage yards over the past two games, while Josh Adams and Wendell Smallwood both exceeded 60 scrimmage yards out of the backfield in this game alone. Jay Ajayi's knee injury created extended opportunities for the rest of Philadelphia's backfield, but Clement hasn't been the one capitalizing on those opportunities in recent weeks. He and the rest of the Eagles will be on bye in Week 9.

October 28, 2018 11:56 AM EST

Corey Clement: Totals 22 scrimmage yards versus Panthers

Clement carried eight times for six yards and caught two passes for 16 more yards during Sunday's 21-17 loss to the Panthers.

Analysis: Clement finished just one carry behind Wendell Smallwood for the team lead, but he did next to nothing on the ground as he averaged just 0.8 yards per carry. He hauled in both balls that were thrown his way, but he did little outside of an 11-yard gain and finished with his lowest scrimmage yardage total since Week 1. Clement had made a splash in recent performances and will look to bounce back next Sunday against the Jaguars.

October 21, 2018 3:52 PM EST

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