The Baltimore Ravens on Monday agreed with veteran running back Corey Clement to give much-needed depth in the backfield, a source told.
Baltimore is without its two top running backs in J.K. Dobbins and Gus Edwards, both of whom were placed on the physically incapable to perform list. The Ravens additionally are down one more running back in undrafted rookie Ricky Person, who left training camp subsequent to announcing.
With Baltimore’s first full-team practice scheduled Wednesday, the team’s healthy running backs are Clement, Mike Davis, Tyler Badie, Justice Hill and Nate McCrary.
Ravens coach John Harbaugh said last month that he was “hopeful” Dobbins and Edwards would be prepared for the regular-season opener at the New York Jets on Sept. 11. Over the past three seasons, the Ravens have run the ball a league-high 1,668 times, which is an average of 34 rushing attempts for every game.
Clement, 27, played his initial four seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles prior to signing with the Dallas Cowboys last season. He has rushed for 795 yards and seven touchdowns in his career.