Clement signed a one-year contract with the Eagles on Wednesday. Philadelphia opted not to tender the 25-year-old a contract as a restricted free agent in March, but the team is now bringing him back on a more affordable deal. Clement had a solid rookie campaign as an undrafted free agent in 2017, but he's been limited by injury to 15 games over the past two seasons. The Eagles didn't add any running backs during the 2020 NFL Draft, so the Wisconsin product figures to compete for the backup slotting behind No. 1 option Miles Sanders.
Clement (shoulder) received medical clearance Monday, NJ.com's Mike Kaye reports. The Super Bowl XXXIX hero has struggled with injuries ever since his big moment, limited to 15 games and 259 rushing yards over the past two seasons. Now that he's been cleared from October surgery, the unrestricted free agent hopes to re-sign with the Eagles. Regardless of where he ends up signing, Clement will need to compete for a spot on the 53-man roster, considering he's played nearly as many snaps on special teams (474) as on offense (497) in three NFL seasons.
Clement (shoulder) is set to become an unrestricted free agent, with the Eagles choosing to not extend a contract tender, Jimmy Kempski of PhillyVoice.com reports. The minimum restricted free-agent tender costs $2.132 million, which would be a large number for a third/fourth-string running back. Clement was never able to build on the promise of a rookie season that culminated with a huge performance in the Super Bowl, hindered by knee and shoulder injuries the past two years. He's believed to have undergone shoulder surgery in October.
Clement (shoulder) is set to become a restricted free agent in March, NJ.com's Mike Kay reports. A Super Bowl hero at the end of his rookie season, Clement took a step back in 2018 with 3.8 yards per carry and then played just four games in 2019 before landing on injured reserve with a shoulder injury that required surgery. The Eagles may still value him for his versatility on both offense and special teams, but there's no real justification for using a first- or second-round RFA tender on the 2017 UDFA. An original-round tender would allow the Eagles to retain Clement at a reasonable price, or at least have the right of refusal if he gets an offer sheet from another team. Clement will need to prove his health and compete for a 53-man roster spot in 2020, be it with the Eagles or another team.
Clement (shoulder) has been placed on injured reserve. After picking up at least 68 rushing attempts in each of his first two seasons, Clement had been relegated to a special teams role in Year 3 while Jordan Howard and Miles Sanders split running back duties. The Eagles promoted Boston Scott from their practice squad to fill Clement's spot.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|2||09/20||Los Angeles Rams||19||18.00|
|4||10/05||@San Francisco 49ers||3||12.16|
|7||10/23||New York Giants||17||17.75|
|10||11/15||@New York Giants||17||17.75|
|13||12/06||@Green Bay Packers||26||21.22|
|14||12/13||New Orleans Saints||5||13.24|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||47||193||2||11||105||1||47|