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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Eagles Sign Huge Rookie Offensive Tackle

From: Gcobb.com

Yesterday the Eagles signed huge free agent rookie offensive tackle Michael Bamiro of Stony Brook college, who stands 6’8″ and weighs 335 pounds.  Bamiro should have been in this past year’s draft but he mistakenly thought he had another year of eligibility.  Recently the NCAA informed the youngster that he is no longer eligible to play college ball.

Rather put him in the supplemental draft, for some reason the NFL made him a rookie free agent with the ability to sign with whichever team he wanted to.  He decided to sign with the Eagles,

Former Eagles offensive tackle Tra Thomas has been training the young offensive tackle at his workout facility, 7 Deuce Sports in Medford, New Jersey.

“I think he’s a solid athlete, someone that kind of fell through the cracks,” Thomas told Philly.com on Tuesday. “He has large hands, he bends well. We worked on both right and left stances; he’s coachable.”
After taking a look at the huge offensive lineman workout on Comcast Sportsnet, I think he’s a project, who will probably wind up on the practice squad.


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