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Cardinals Sign Corey Clement and Ty’Son Williams After James Conner, Darrel Williams Injuries

Isaiah De Los Santos
The Arizona Cardinals have signed Corey Clement and Ty'Son Williams to their practice squad after injuries to James Conner and Darrel Williams.
The Arizona Cardinals have signed Corey Clement and Ty'Son Williams to their practice squad after injuries to James Conner and Darrel Williams. / (John Cordes/AP Images for Panini)
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The Arizona Cardinals' backfield left Week 5 severely wounded. James Conner exited in the first half with a rib injury, Darrel Williams left due to a knee issue, and Jonathan Ward hurt his hamstring, leaving Eno Benjamin as the last man standing.

Given the current RB health issues, Arizona signed veterans Corey Clement and Ty'Son Williams to its practice squad ahead of Week 6.

Clement has the more extensive resume of the two after entering the league as an undrafted free agent in 2017. He most notably had a role for the Super Bowl-winning Philadelphia Eagles that year, and stuck around for another three seasons before moving on.

Clement last suited up for the Dallas Cowboys in 2021. He recorded 33 rushes for 140 yards across 17 appearances for the Cowboys last season.

Williams, meanwhile, also cracked the league an UDFA in 2020. He made his NFL debut last season with the Baltimore Ravens, playing in 13 games (including three starts) and recording 185 yards plus one touchdown on 35 carries.

It remains to be seen how much use these backs get. Ward was placed on IR after his hamstring injury, opening up an opportunity at the bottom of the depth chart. Williams has been ruled out for Week 6 as well, while Conner's status is uncertain.

If Conner misses time, it could be Benjamin leading the ground game, with possibly both Clement and Williams mixing in as well against the Seattle Seahawks. Arizona enters that contest as a slight 2.5-point favorite, according to NFL odds on FanDuel Sportsbook.

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