NFL: Former Badger Corey Clement makes Eagles roster

September 3, 2017 GMT

Former University of Wisconsin running back Corey Clement beat the odds.

Clement, an undrafted free agent, made the 53-man roster of the Philadelphia Eagles, the team announced Saturday.

Clement gained 105 yards on 28 carries with two touchdowns during the preseason. He also had seven receptions for 46 yards.

The 5-foot-10, 220-pounder showed off some versatility, especially an ability to contribute on special teams.

Former UW athlete Jared Abbrederis won the fifth receiver spot with the Lions.

He finished the preseason with eight receptions for 84 yards and a TD. Abbrederis also averaged 22.5 yards on two kick returns.

Other former UW athletes were not as fortunate. Among those released during the final cutdown were running backs Dare Ogunbowale (Texans) and Manasseh Garner (Redskins), offensive lineman Tyler Marz (Titans), quarterback Joel Stave (Chiefs), wide receiver Rob Wheelwright (Chiefs), tight end Austin Traylor (Broncos) and safety Dezmen Southward (Panthers).

Kicker Josh Lambo, a former Middleton athlete, was released by the Chargers.

NFC North moves

The Bears released kicker Roberto Aguayo, who shanked a 49-yard field goal wide right in his first attempt for the Bears in Week 2 of the preseason and continued to struggle in practices.

Veteran Connor Barth will be the team’s kicker for a second straight season.

Chicago placed linebacker Lamarr Houston on injured reserve with a knee injury and activated linebacker Pernell McPhee (knee).

• The Vikings kept quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (knee) on the physically unable to perform list and released guard Alex Boone.

Bridgewater will be eligible to come off the PUP after the first six games.