After a two-day rookie mini-camp tryout, free-agent running back Corey Clement has signed with the New York Giants. Clement broke the news himself via Instagram. (h/t to Aret Stapleton for the find)
Clement, 26, spent the first four seasons of his NFL career with the Philadelphia Eagles. He carried only 21 times for 75 yards in 15 games last season. For his career, Clement as 655 yards on 163 carries, an average of 4.0 yards per carry. He has also caught 18 passes.
The 5-foot-10, 220-pound Clement joins a backfield that includes Saquon Barkley, Devontae Booker and sixth-round pick Gary Brightwell.
Following the draft, running back was one of the few positions on the 90-man roster that appeared to need more depth. The signing of Clement addresses that.
Clement and Ito Smith were veteran backs trying out this weekend. Veteran wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin was trying out at tight end. No word on whether Benjamin has been signed.
“With the guys this weekend, you’re looking for a mix of things in terms of how they look on the field, what shape they are in currently, your interactions with them as a player, and that’s a big part of them is getting them in your meetings and having them on the field and it’s your first chance of really getting these guys in person on the field with your coaching staff and really seeing how they react to your style of coaching,” head coach Joe Judge said on Saturday.