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Saturday, April 27, 2013
Stony Brook's Maysonet signs with Eagles

By Rich Cimini



Former Stony Brook running back Miguel Maysonet didn't become the first player in school history to be selected in the NFL draft, but it didn't take long for him to find a team.

Shortly after the draft ended Saturday night, Maysonet agreed to a free-agent contract with the Philadelphia Eagles, according to a source.

Maysonet was projected as a possible sixth- or seventh-round pick. A total of 22 running backs were selected during the three-day draft, but he didn't hear his name called.

The record-breaking runner will play for new coach Chip Kelly in Philadelphia. The Eagles didn't draft any running backs, but they have three holdovers at the position, including star LeSean McCoy.

Maysonet, who rushed for more than 1,900 yards last season, will have an opportunity to play in Kelly's suped-up spread offense. He will report to rookie minicamp in two weeks.