They will promote running back Boston Scott from the practice squad to take Clement’s roster spot. Scott, Jordan Howard, Miles Sanders and Darren Sproles represent Philadelphia’s healthy running backs. Clement will be out for at least eight weeks and runs the risk of missing the rest of the season, depending on the injury’s severity and the Eagles’ IR situation.
Clement has not factored into Philadelphia’s backfield much this season, with the Eagles using him on just three offensive snaps. New additions Jordan Howard and Miles Sanders have shouldered the ball-carrying responsibilities and will continue to do so in Week 6.
Best known for his Super Bowl LI contributions — the Philly Special pitch and a nifty touchdown reception — Clement has logged 84 and 90 regular-season touches in his first two years, respectively. He has served as an Eagles auxiliary back, doing so last season for a team that struggled to keep backs healthy. A knee injury sent Clement to IR in December of last season. Sanders and Howard have given Philly more stability this season.
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