The Eagles won a bidding war for undrafted Stony Brook offensive lineman Michael Bamiro by guaranteeing nearly a quarter of a million dollars of his base salaries over the next two years, according to a source familiar with the details of his contract.
The unusual journey of the 6-foot-8, 338-pound Bamiro, started in Pittsburgh, continued in Stony Brook, N.Y., and led to Philly on Tuesday, when the Eagles agreed to terms of a three-year contract with the massive 22-year-old offensive tackle.
They officially signed him on Wednesday, and it turns out that his contract, negotiated by agent Tony Agnone, is quite unusual for an undrafted rookie.
Bamiro’s deal is worth $1,486,170, which isn’t the unusual part. That’s minimum wage for rookies over the next three years. What is unusual is the amount that’s guaranteed.
Bamiro’s minimum-wage base salaries are $405,000 in 2013, $495,000 in 2014 and $585,000 in 2015, but $140,000 of the first year’s salary is guaranteed, and $107,100 of...