Clement was arguably the Eagles’ best running back this preseason (excluding Wendell Smallwood, who only had four carries). He led all runners in yards per carry with 3.8. The undrafted free agent from Wisconsin gained 105 yards and two touchdowns on 28 carries.
It remain to be seen what Clement’s inclusion means for Eagles rookie fourth-round pick Donnel Pumphrey. Many thought the Eagles were originally going to have to pick between the two players but it’s possible Philadelphia just keeps five or tries to put Pumphrey on injured reserve.
Note that just because Clement made the original 53-man roster doesn’t mean the Eagles won’t cut him tomorrow if they make a trade and/or claim a running back on waivers.
Clement, a Glassboro native, put forth a nice effort this summer. But he’s still JAG (just a guy). He hasn’t done anything exceptionally well to the point where he’s uncuttable.
Even if Clement does stick on the Eagles’ roster, he’ll likely just be a special teams contributor or inactive on game day.
Stay tuned for more updates. As of this publish time, the Eagles’ roster stands at 62 players with an hour to go before the deadline.