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.

  • Explorer51

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

  • Scott J610

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

  • cliff henny

    basically, he got screwed by ncaa. he asked for 5th yr, got denied because he attented college but didnt play football in ’08. that all came down after reg draft. so, he signed up for sup, but ncaa denied him entry into sup draft because he was technically eligible for reg draft. good old ncaa.

  • Andy124

    You didn’t see that yesterday? I changed it in the middle of the converstation. It probably didn’t show different unless you did a hard refresh of the page.

    Apparently it was a little confusing for some, and I had no attachment to the handle I was using, so being the good samaratin that I am, I upgraded the name.

    Hell, if I didn’t, I was destined to beat the evil twin joke to death.

  • aub32

    But then I would have to retract everything I said once Vick becomes the starting QB. No sense in both of us being wrong.

  • Septhinox

    No it’s not. It’s a “let’s get another person in here who may be able to play OT and is better than someone we will cut” move.

  • EaglePete

    Chargers signed King Dunlap and were very excited about it. I actually thought he got hosed at times with bad calls against him just because he was so big he’d end up with hands to the face of the defender getting leverage. However, he really did have major short comings in terms of leverage and speed but he was fairly athletic for that frame.

  • EaglePete

    whatever, jury still out on that, I agree with gimme a break. From people inside the guy is actually a total bag in terms of personal relationships but hey, not that fans care about that really.

  • Andy124

    No worries, you wouldn’t have to retract anything because of a dream you might have.

  • http://www.philthycanuck.com/ Adam

    I think he found out after the supplemental draft, thus making him a UFA.