Eagles Shut Down Corey Clement and Josh Sweat for Season
PHILADELPHIA (973espn.com) - The Eagles shut down both running back Corey Clement and defensive end Josh Sweat for the season after both suffered injuries in Sunday's 29-23 overtime loss to the Dallas Cowboys.
Clement suffered a knee injury against the Cowboys, the latest in a long line of maladies in the offensive backfield, which also includes the season-ending ACL tear Jay Ajayi suffered and a series of hamstring issues that cost Darren Sproles 10 games.
To replace Clement on the 53-man roster the Eagles signed Boston Scott off the New Orleans Saints practice squad, a 5-foot-6 2018 sixth-round pick of the Saints.Philadelphia's backfield against the LA Rams on Sunday will be Josh Adams, Sproles, Wendell Smallwood, and Scott
Sweat, a rookie fifth-round pick out of Florida State, injured his ankle against Dallas and will be replaced on the roster by former Carolina Panthers 2017 third-round pick Daeshon Hall, a rangy 6-foot-6, 275-pound edge player out of Texas A&M. who suffered a season-ending knee injury in his NFL debut back in 2017.
Hall was waived by the Panthers at the final cutdown this season and spent time on the practice squads of San Francisco and Houston.
The Eagles also signed cornerback Josh Hawkins to the practice squad, a 5-10, 189-pound East Carolina product who spent five games on Carolina's roster this season. Originally a rookie free agent of the Green Bay Packers in 2016, Hawkins has played in 26 NFL games.
-John McMullen covers the Eagles and the NFL for 973espn.com. You can reach him at email@example.com or on Twitter @JFMcMullen