This story was written by Joe Pinchiaro, it was posted by Jennfier Sloat Former Seawolves Miguel Maysonet and Michael Bamiro both survived the first round of NFL cuts this week, as pro football teams work to reduce the size of their rosters in preparation for the 2013 regular season.
Maysonet is a running back with the Cleveland Browns and Bamiro, an offensive lineman with the Philadelphia Eagles; both went undrafted and were signed as free agents in the past few months.
All National Football League teams had to reduce the size of their rosters down from 90 to 75 players as preseason continues on, and will need to drop another 22 players in the coming days to reach a max of 53 by Aug. 31.
Maysonet is currently listed as third on the Browns' depth chart at running back after the team placed second-stringer Montario Hardesty on the injured reserve, putting him out for the entire season. Veteran Brandon Jacobs is listed at second string now, with 2012 first-round draft pick Trent Richardson leading the pack.
In addition, the team has Jamaine Cook – also an undrafted free agent – at the running back position, in addition to Chris Ogbonnaya, who – while listed as the team's only fullback – has played tailback in the past.
So far this preseason, Maysonet has 30 yards on 13 rushes, as well as two catches for 13 yards.
Bamiro caught an odd twist of fate when he was ruled ineligible to compete this upcoming fall for the Seawolves. So, the 6-foot-8 tackle held a private workout and later signed with the Eagles, after catching the attention of a few teams.
Bamiro is likewise listed as third on his team's depth chart, behind this year's no. 4 pick Lane Johnson, and Dennis Kelly. One Eagles' beat writer said Bamiro "is a project worth keeping even if he never dresses this season."
Before the teams make their final cuts, the Browns will face off against the Chicago Bears on Thursday, while the Eagles play the Jets.
Another Seawolf, wide receiver Kevin Norrell, had been picked up by the Buffalo Bills after this year's draft, though was later waived.