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Giants to host former Eagles RB Corey Clement for tryout this weekend

The Giants could add the former Eagle as veteran depth

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Jordan Raanan of ESPN is reporting that the New York Giants will be hosting former Wisconsin and Philadelphia Eagles running back Corey Clement for a tryout this weekend.

Clement has struggled to remain healthy and become a full participant in the Eagles’ offense since signing with Philadelphia as an undrafted free agent in 2017. Clement played in all 16 games as a rookie, carrying the ball 74 times for 321 yards and 4 touchdowns that year, including a rushing touchdown in the Super Bowl. All of those numbers have proven to, thus far, be high water marks for his career, as he hasn’t played a full season and has only scored three touchdowns since that rookie campaign. Clement only ran the ball three times in two games against the Giants in 2020, but one of those carries — his lone rushing attempt in the Eagles’ 27-17 loss in Week 10 — was also Clement’s only touchdown of the season.

As Raanan writes, the Giants could still use some depth in their backfield, with sixth-round rookie Gary Brightwell, Sandro Platzgummer, Jordan Chunn and Taquan Mizzell fighting for a spot on the roster. The Giants could well be interested in improving the depth behind free agent signing Devontae Booker and Saquon Barkley.

As we previously reported (and Raanan also tweets), the Giants will be hosting veteran WR Kelvin Benjamin for a tryout this weekend as well.