Corey Clement told Howie Roseman the Eagles don’t need to trade for a running back


Even before Jay Ajayi went down for the season with a torn ACL, there were rumors about the Philadelphia Eagles potentially being in the market for a running back. CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora has reported several times on the Eagles’ interest in Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell, for example. When Ajayi went down last week, rumors went into overdrive, and in addition to Bell, the Eagles were reported to be interested in current Bills running back — and former Eagles star — LeSean McCoy.

Those rumors didn’t sit well with the current running back tandem in Philadelphia. In the absence of Ajayi and scat-back Darren Sproles, the work will fall to the duo of Corey Clement and Wendell Smallwood. Clement played a role in last year’s Super Bowl victory over the Patriots, and thus far has been the lead half of the timeshare with Smallwood when Ajayi has been out. 

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