By Peter Gleason
The Eagles are in Kansas City for today’s game against the favored Chiefs, and for rookie running Corey Clement this is his chance to break out!
Another rook, Donnel Pumphrey, is out for 4-6 weeks with a torn hammy, and the undrafted Clement, a South Jersey native who played at Wisconsin, should take advantage.
“I’m just ready for whatever they want me to do,” Clement told the Eagles’ web site. “Playing special teams is a big part of the game and I just wanted to go out there and give it my all and try to make a difference.”
Clement made two tackles on kickoff coverage, including one on the opening kickoff of the game.
He showed speed and commitment down the field and he was physical and challenging at the point of the attack. It was the kind of performance that earns more trust and more reps. It was a great first step for Clement as he stepped right into the speed of his first regular-season game and blew the doors off in coverage.
“The tempo was fine,” he said. “I had no problems with that. We practice fast. I’m going as fast as I can on every play. There isn’t any margin for error for me.”