Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Eagles sign OT Bamiro

PHILADELPHIA – The Eagles today have signed rookie free agent offensive tackle Michael Bamiro.

A 2012 first-team All-Big South selection out of Stony Brook, Bamiro (6-foot-8, 335) was regarded as a possible mid-round NFL Draft moving forward before learning in late May he had used up all his college eligibility.

A total of 22 teams watched him workout last week, and the Eagles got it done by guaranteeing a portion of his base salaries for his first two NFL seasons.

Bamiro made 33 consecutive starts at right tackle for the Seawolves in college and blocked for two 1,000-yard rushers in each of his three seasons (six total) with the team.

As a sophomore, Bamiro paved the way for an offense that finished second in FCS (38.0 ppg), fourth in rushing (267.31 ypg) and eighth in total offense (441.62 ypg). He appeared in 11 games (10 starts) as a redshirt freshman and earned the program’s offensive rookie of the year award.

A native of Tobyhanna, Pa., Bamiro, 22, graduated from Pocono Mountain West High School and saw time on both sides of the ball, recording 22 tackles as a senior while leading his team to an 8-2 record and a top-50 ranking in the state.

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