The Giants have released running back Corey Clement, according to Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News (Twitter link). Clement looked strong early on in practice, but it appears that he was leapfrogged by Devontae Booker and Gary Brightwell. Booker and Brightwell now figure to serve as the top RBs behind star Saquon Barkley.
Clement is best known his Super Bowl LII touchdown and taking the Eagles’ “Philly Special” snap. He spent the last four years with the Birds, though his usage fluctuated over time. In 2019, he did not see a carry in four games. Last year, after Jordan Howard left, he still only saw 21 carries in 15 games, spending most of his time on special teams. The Giants picked him up in May but couldn’t find a place for him here in late August.
All in all, Clement has logged 655 yards and seven touchdowns off of 163 carries, plus 37 catches for 340 yards and two touchdowns.