Michael Bamiro took a strange road to his NFL opportunity. Now the 6-foot-8, 340-pound former member of the Stony Brook Seawolves is hoping to finally make the jump to an NFL roster. Let's look at whether he has a realistic shot of doing that this season with the New York Giants.
2014 Season in Review
Bamiro was cut by the Philadelphia Eagles at the end of the preseason after having spent the 2013 season on the team's practice squad. He spent most of the 2014 season on the Giants' practice squad, and signed a reserve/futures contract for the 2015 season.
2015 Season Outlook
Bamiro might be running out of time and NFL chances, even though is just 24 years old. After two seasons on practice squads, can he make the leap to a 53-man roster and become the first player from Stony Brook to appear in a regular-season NFL game? Veteran Marshall Newhouse is likely to be the Giants' swing tackle, and it would seem unlikely Bamiro could unseat him. Could he surpass a group that includes Brandon Mosley, Dallas Reynolds, Eric Herman and others to grab a spot as a reserve lineman? It seems unlikely, but let's not rule out the possibility until we get to training camp and see what happens.