Eagles Agree To Terms With OT Michael Bamiro

With training camp set to open next week, the Eagles are continuing to shape their roster.

The team has agreed to terms with Stony Brook offensive tackle Michael Bamiro.

Mike Garafolo of FoxSports.com was first with the report.

Bamiro (6-8, 335) worked out for 15 to 20 teams last week, per Rob Rang of CBSSports.com. In addition to his height, Bamiro has mammoth arms (36 1/8 inches).

Bamiro, 22, was poised to play one more season at Stony Brook, but he was ruled ineligible and an appeal was denied earlier this month. The reason? He attended Pittsburgh-Titusville back in 2008 as a student. Although he did not participate in athletics, the NCAA ruled that still counted towards his eligibility. Because of transfer rules, he sat out in 2009 before starting three seasons at Stony Brook.

According to Garafolo, Bamiro has been training with ex-Eagle Tra Thomas:

An NFC personnel director whose team will attend Bamiro’s workout told FOX Sports last week, “He’s a (good) prospect. Good size and ability. He’d probably be a fifth- or sixth-round pick, though I don’t know how much tape people have watched of him.”

Greg Logan of Newsday caught up with Bamiro earlier this month:

The sudden turn of events has been life-changing. “It’s intense, almost surreal,” Bamiro said in a telephone interview. “One minute I was living in my dorm and now I’m training to be a professional athlete.”

More to come.

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  • What Would Saracen Do?

    It amazes me how many rules there are for governing NCAA eligibility for student-athletes, but college coaches can break contracts and change programs with almost no repercussion. Hopefully things can work out for Bamiro. If last year taught us anything, it’s that quality players all along the depth chart is important.

  • trixman

    Camp body in the event Lane Johnson doesn’t show on time?

  • Explorer51

    I have a really good feeling about this guy’s potential…under the tutelage of Jeff Stoutland, watch out!

  • BlindChow

    Did they have to cut anyone to sign him?

  • prowler

    “He attended Pittsburgh-Titusville back in 2008 as a student” Great job NCAA. Never let a stone unturned investigating a kid trying to get a degree. Meanwhile you allow corrupt $multi-million Profiteers exploit your bogus championship bowl format and in turn your student athletes. Hope big Mike gets to finish that degree someday.

  • There’s a new “King” in town. That’s one big boy. Kelly said he likes his OL to play like bouncers at a club; can you imagine this guy blocking a doorway?

    • cliff henny

      can imagine him blocking a garage doorway

  • Kemoslobe

    This is totally a Lane Johnson holdout protective fu move. He is big but need to be big and athletic in today’s NFL. Roster body or backup at best. Big doesn’t mean you can play (see Demetress Bell, King Dunlop).

    • Philly0312

      King wasn’t that bad. Raiders suck but they did sign him to start at tackle. Decent back up. Bell was pathetic, mostly due to mudd.

    • DLRJ

      I agree that Bell was terrible, but perhaps not the best example of big-yet-terrible. 6’5″ 311# isn’t particularly big for an OT. Anyway, at least between this guy, Geathers, and Momah, we some candidates for the All-Overhyped-Due-to-Size Team.

  • Wilbert M.

    I’m sure this was a bidding war – there were other teams after him. I think it’s great that the Eagles had the cap room and the aggressiveness to grab this guy. Great to get a 5th or 6th rounder without using a pick. Very nice player personnel move!!!

  • Jack Waggoner

    WIth a name like Bamiro, he definitely should have the nickname “Bam Bam”. Especially since he went to Stony Brook, which may as well be a name from “The Flintstones”.

  • southy

    6’8”, 335? That’s a big kid. Let’s hope he carries it better than King Dunlap.

  • Scott J610

    Lots of potential here. I’d like to hear Tra Thomas’s opinion on this kid.

  • aub32

    I can’t say I get how this all works. Why was this guy not in the supplemental draft? Had he been able to return to Stony Brook wouldn’t he have entered the draft next year? I don’t get how he gets to be a free agent. Could someone clear this up for me?