The New York Giants have filled the opening on their practice squad by signing former Stony Brook University offensive lineman Michael Bamiro. An offensive tackle, Bamiro is a massive 6-foot-8, 345 pounds.
"We found the biggest man we could," Coughlin said. "No, I'm just kidding. He is huge, he's a big man. He worked out yesterday, worked out well. He's in outstanding shape, so he's here."
Bamiro went undrafted after completing his career at Stony Brook. He signed with the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent and spent the 2013 season on the Philadelphia practice squad.
Bamiro worked out for the Giants on Tuesday. He was a three-year starter at right tackle for Stony Brook.
Bamiro, who ended up as a free agent due to confusion over his collegiate eligibility, is a player considered to have intriguing raw skills that interested many teams. For the Giants, there is no risk in giving him a look and seeing if they think there is enough potential there to sign him to a futures contract once the season ends.