Corey Clement’s plea to Howie Roseman reminiscent of a former Phillie great
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By John Stolnis

Corey Clement realizes something that it would benefit the meeker of us to remember — if you want something, you gotta shoot your shot.

Prior to the Eagles’ ultra-satisfying 34-13 win over the New York Giants Thursday night, running back Corey Clement apparently wanted to let general manager Howie Roseman something about his rumored pursuit of a running back.

Corey Clement says he told Howie Roseman before the game that he didn’t need to add a runner. Roseman challenged him to prove it.

With Jay Ajayi out for the rest of the season with a torn ACL and veteran Darren Sproles having missed the last five games with a balky hamstring, it’s understandable why the Eagles have been connected to top running backs Le’Veon Bell, David Johnson and LeSean McCoy.

As BLG noted in his 10 takeaways piece, the Eagles do need some help in the backfield. Last night, Smallwood rushed 18 times for 51 yards (2.8 avg), with a long of just 8 yards, and Clement, who is still on a snap count as he deals with a nagging quad injury, ran 11 times for 43 yards (3.9 avg), with a long of 14 yards. He also added 3 receptions for 26...

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