The Eagles welcomed back Corey Clement on Wednesday, agreeing to terms on a one-year contract.
Clement returns to compete for a roster spot in the backfield with Miles Sanders, Boston Scott, and Elijah Holyfield, along with rookie free agent additions Adrian Killins and Michael Warren.
The Glassboro, New Jersey native made an immediate impact as a rookie free agent and helped the Eagles capture their first Lombardi Trophy as a versatile weapon on offense and a fixture on special teams in 2017. He scored six touchdowns on offense in his first season, tied for fourth in franchise history among rookie running backs. He had a career-high three touchdowns (two rushing, one receiving) in the November rout of the Denver Broncos that season, becoming the first Eagle with at least two rushing touchdowns and one receiving in a game since Hall of Famer Brian Westbrook in 2008. Clement was the first Eagles rookie to accomplish the feat since 1953.
Clement's signature performance came in that 41-33 triumph over the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl. He became just the fourth rookie in NFL history to notch at least 100 receiving yards in the title game. He had a career-long 55-yard reception, the longest catch by a running back since Super Bowl XV, as well as a breathtaking 22-yard touchdown grab in the back of the end zone.
When Clement looks at his Super Bowl ring, there is a waterfall of 127 diamonds paying tribute to the jersey numbers of the key players involved in one of the greatest moments in NFL history – the Philly Special. Clement (No. 30) was the player who took the snap on the fourth-and-goal trick play. Clement pitched the ball to Trey Burton (No. 88), who then tossed it to a wide-open Nick Foles (No. 9) for a touchdown just before halftime.
In three seasons, Clement recorded 1,367 all-purpose yards and eight total touchdowns in the regular season, and another 219 all-purpose yards and a touchdown in the postseason. Since playing all 19 regular-season and postseason games as a rookie, injuries have limited Clement's availability over the past two years. A knee injury ended his 2018 season and a shoulder injury allowed Clement to play just four games in 2019.