PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Philadelphia Eagles are bringing back one of their Super Bowl heroes, and it’s not the quarterback. The Eagles re-signed running back Corey Clement to a one-year deal Wednesday.
Clement became a free agent in mid-March after the Eagles opted against placing a contract tender on him. With the one-year contract, the 25-year-old rejoins the Birds’ backfield with Miles Sanders, Boston Scott, Elijah Holyfield, and rookies Adrian Killins and Michael Warren.
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In Super Bowl 52, the Glassboro, New Jersey, native famously took the direct snap in the Philly Special before pitching the ball to tight end Trey Burton, who then completed a touchdown pass to Nick Foles.
Clement also became the fourth rookie to record at least 100 yards in Super Bowl history with four catches for 100 yards and a 55-yard TD, the longest ever by a running back in the Super Bowl.
The undrafted free agent has 1,367 all-purposes and eight TDs in 31 career regular-season games. He also has 219 all-purpose yards and a TD in three career playoff games.
In the past two seasons, Clement’s been hampered by a knee and shoulder injury. He played just four games in 2019.