The Eagles came to terms Tuesday with an offensive tackle named Michael Bamiro, a rookie free agent whose most impressive asset is his size -- 6-8, 335.
Bamiro started college at Pitt, then tranferred to Stony Brook, where he redshirted in 2009, then made 33 successive starts at right tackle.
Bamiro, 22, thought he had another year of college eligibility but was denied it because of the 2008 year at Pitt, though he did not play football there. Instead of putting him in last week's supplemental draft, the NFL declared him an immediate free agent, making him free to sign with any team. (The NFL noted he had been eligible for the regular April draft this year, though Bamiro didn't know that at the time, and apparently, NFL teams didn't know, either.) A FOX Sports report said several teams were interested, and that the three-year contract Bamiro is expected to sign Wednesday includes some guaranteed salary over the first two seasons -- a rarity for an undrafted free agent.
Former Eagles Pro Bowl left tackle Tra Thomas worked with Bamiro at Thomas's 7 Deuce Sports gym in Cherry Hill.