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Philadelphia Eagles Sign Free Agent Tackle Michael Bamiro

July 16th, 2013 at 10:45 PM
By Scott Erik Anderson

The Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to terms on a deal with free agent tackle Michael Bamiro, as reported by FOX Sports.

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Bamiro, a former offensive tackle for Stony Brook, was rated as a mid-round draft pick in next year's draft class. However, the 336-pound, six-foot-eight tackle had exhausted his NCAA eligibility and could not play a fourth year of college football. The reason behind his ineligibility is that he had attended the University of Pittsburgh in 2008. Even though he was only student at Pitt, the NCAA denied the appeal by Stony Brook to declare Bamiro eligible for the upcoming season. 

Bamiro became a free agent after he was declared ineligible from the Supplemental Draft that was held last week. For the past week, NFL teams have been eyeing him up. Scouts from 22 teams were at Bamiro's workout, with several teams pushing to sign him. Something that surely had to have helped the Eagles is the fact that Bamiro's trainer is former Eagle Tra Thomas.

As of right now, Bamiro is listed as the fourth string right tackle, with Lane Johnson as the listed starter going into training camp. However, Johnson remains unsigned and rookies are to report to camp on Monday.

Tags: Football, free agent, Michael Bamiro, NCAA, NFL, Offensive Tackle, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Eagles, Stony Brook, Supplemental Draft, Tra Thomas

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