Jan 16, 2022; Arlington, Texas, USA; Dallas Cowboys running back Corey Clement (32) warms up prior to the NFC Wild Card playoff football game against the San Francisco 49ers at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

RB-needy Ravens sign running back Corey Clement

The Baltimore Ravens have signed running back Corey Clement to boost their backfield depth, ESPN reported Monday.

Clement, 27, played in 17 games for the Dallas Cowboys last year as a reserve, running for 140 yards on 33 carries to go along with six receptions for 29 yards and a touchdown.

He spent the first four years of his career with the Philadelphia Eagles. For his career, he has rushed for 795 yards with seven touchdowns and caught 43 passes for 369 yards and three touchdowns.

The Ravens are currently without their top two running backs after J.K. Dobbins and Gus Edwards were both placed on the physically unable to perform list. Neither running back played in 2021 while battling injures.

The team’s top leading rushers in ‘21, Devonta Freeman and Latavius Murray, were both allowed to depart during the offseason.

–Field Level Media

Aug 27, 2021; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA;  Carolina Panthers quarterback Will Grier (7) runs for a touchdown as Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Isaiahh Loudermilk (92) defends in the fourth quarter at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Cowboys claim QB Will Grier, sign RB Corey Clement

The Dallas Cowboys added depth at two important offensive positions Wednesday by claiming quarterback Will Grier off waivers from the Carolina Panthers and signing running back Corey Clement.

Grier did not make the Panthers’ initial 53-man roster at Tuesday’s deadline and was released. The Cowboys only had two quarterbacks, Dak Prescott and Cooper Rush, on their 53-man roster released Tuesday. Prescott hasn’t played since a season-ending ankle injury in Week 5 of last season.

Grier, 26, was a third-round pick by Carolina in the 2019 draft out of West Virginia. He started two games as a rookie, in which he threw for 228 yards, no touchdowns and four interceptions. Grier did not see action last season.

Dallas released punter Bryan Anger, whom is expected to re-sign with the team after more upcoming transactions, upon claiming Grier.

The Cowboys were familiar with Clement from his stints with two NFC East rivals, the Philadelphia Eagles (2017-20) and New York Giants.

Clement, 26, spent his first four NFL seasons with the Eagles and totaled 995 all-purpose yards and nine touchdowns as a change-of-pace back. He played for the Giants during the 2021 preseason, leading them with 86 rushing yards, but wasn’t kept for their 53-man roster.

As with quarterback, Dallas also carried just two running backs on its initial roster: Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard.

–Field Level Media

Nov 4, 2018; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin (13) on the field before a game against the Chicago Bears at New Era Field. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

Giants sign WR/TE Kelvin Benjamin, RB Corey Clement

The New York Giants announced the signings Sunday of former first-round wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin and former Philadelphia Eagles running back Corey Clement.

Both veteran free agents tried out for the team at this weekend’s rookie minicamp, with Benjamin working out primarily as a tight end. Both received one-year deals.

Benjamin, 30, was drafted in the first round (28th overall) by Carolina in 2014 and caught 73 passes for 1,008 yards and nine touchdowns as a rookie that season.

His career went south after that and he hasn’t appeared in an NFL game since 2018. Benjamin’s career totals include 209 receptions for 3,021 yards and 20 touchdowns in 61 games (52 starts) with the Panthers, Buffalo Bills and Kansas City Chiefs.

“In terms of Benjamin working a different position today, we’re going to work different guys at a variety of things right now,” Giants coach Joe Judge said on Friday. “He’s a big guy (6-5, 245). He’s always been a big receiver. He’ll work receiver. He’s working a little bit flex tight end as well. I wouldn’t really pin him down to any one position at this point. We’re going to use the weekend to move him around to different spots and see how it works out.”

Giants general manager Dave Gettleman served in the same role with the Panthers when they drafted Benjamin.

Clement, a hero of Philadelphia’s Super Bowl LII victory against the New England Patriots, appeared in 46 regular-season games over the past four years with the Eagles. He has rushed for 655 yards and seven touchdowns and has 37 catches for 340 yards and two scores.

Clement, 26, caught four passes for 100 yards and a touchdown in the 41-33 victory against the Patriots in SB LII.

The Giants also waived running back Jordan Chunn and tight end Nate Wieting.

–Field Level Media

Dec 22, 2019; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders (26) blows a kiss to the fans after win against the Dallas Cowboys at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Eagles RB Sanders (hamstring) out vs. Washington

Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders will not make the trip to Washington for Sunday’s season-opening game, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported.

Sanders had been listed as questionable with a hamstring injury for the Eagles, who will need to rely on Boston Scott and Corey Clement in his reported absence.

The Eagles parted with Sanders’ primary competition for carries last season, Jordan Howard, who was acquired by the Miami Dolphins.

Sanders, 23, rushed for 818 yards and three touchdowns and added 50 receptions for 509 yards and three more scores in 16 games last season. The Eagles selected the Penn State product in the second round of the 2019 NFL Draft.

–Field Level Media