The Giants didn't get the chance to sign the massive rookie because their NFC East rivals beat them to it, as the Philadelphia Eagles agreed to terms with Bamiro, as Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer has reported, and he is expected to sign him contract with the team on Wednesday and report to the Eagles camp on Monday.
The contract that the Eagles will sign Bamiro for was not disclosed as of yet, but considering the Giants still have to sign rookies Justin Pugh and Ryan Nassib, any offer the team would have made wouldn't have been as great as some of the other teams. Apparently, Bamiro liked what the Eagles had to offer.
Bamiro ran into eligibility issues this past year when he thought he was going to be playing his senior year at Stony Brook, but because he has previously attended another college before transferring to Stony Brook, the NCAA ruled that he was ineligible to play in 2013, thus making him an NFL free agent.
Because he graduated from college as well, he also wasn't an underclassmen, which is why he was able to avoid the NFL Supplemental Draft, thus allowing him to chose his employer from the workout he had last week.
The Miami Dolphins were one of the teams in the mix for Bamiro as well and were in on him until the end where he decided to sign with the Eagles. With Bamiro now signed, the Giants focus before training camp is still trying to get both Pugh and Nassib to agree to their rookie contracts; both of which are likely being held up due to the amount of guaranteed money in the deal.
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