Intriguing offensive lineman prospect Michael Bamiro will be among the rookies reporting to Philadelphia Eagles' training camp at the NovaCare Complex Monday.

Bamiro, a 6-foot-8, 335-pound free agent from Stony Brook University (N.Y.), agreed to terms on a contract Tuesday after a bizarre set of circumstances led him to being ineligible to play for the Seawolves this season.

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Various published reports cited that Bamiro, a former standout at Pocono Mountain West High School, attended the University of Pittsburgh in 2008, but did not play football. Upon transferring to Stony Brook, he redshirted in 2009 and played right tackle in 2010-12. The Seawolves appealed to the NCAA for another year of eligibility, but were recently denied. In the meantime, Bamiro missed out on the NFL Draft in April. reported Tuesday that Bamiro worked out for NFL teams last week under the supervision of former Eagles tackle Tra Thomas. Thomas, who officially retired as an Eagle last year, previously helped Oakland Raiders defensive end Jack Crawford, a St. Augustine Prep grad and Longport resident, prepare for the 2012 draft at his facility - 7 Deuce Sports - in Medford. Crawford was drafted by the Raiders in the fifth round.

According to, the Eagles were among 22 teams that attended Bamiro's workout and ultimately beat out Miami in the race to sign him. He is scheduled to sign his contract Wednesday and join the other Eagles rookie draft picks and free agents at the NovaCare Complex on Monday afternoon for the start of coach Chip Kelly's first training camp.

The group of Eagles' rookies also is supposed to include tackle Lane Johnson, the Eagles' first-round draft pick and projected starter at right tackle, but Johnson has yet to sign a contract.



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