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Mike Kafka

Mike Kafka - QB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 3"/ 225 lbs.
Birthday 07/25/1987
Birthplace Oak Lawn, IL
College Northwestern
Years played 3
Drafted 2010, 4th round, 24th pick by Eagles

AFC East Spin cycle: Week Two

Posted Sept. 17, 2012 @ 1:23 p.m. ET
This week, it was the Bills and Dolphins turning the tables by winning big and the Patriots and Jets suffering ugly losses.

Unbeaten Cardinals riding Kolb as far as possible

Posted Sept. 17, 2012 @ 2:42 a.m. ET
The Cardinals, with a backup quarterback, beat Tom Brady and the Patriots; the Buccaneers building something; plus replacement refs taking step back.

Kolb throws, runs for TDs as Cards top Pats

Posted Sept. 16, 2012 @ 5:26 p.m. ET
QB Kevin Kolb threw for one touchdown and ran for another as the Cardinals upset the Patriots, 20-18, on Sunday.

Health key for Patriots OT Vollmer in contract year

Posted Sept. 14, 2012 @ 2:01 p.m. ET
Patriots ORT Sebastian Vollmer has been very good when healthy, but injuries returned at a bad time, as Vollmer is in his contract year.

Power Rankings: Patriots slide into PFW's top spot

Posted Sept. 11, 2012 @ 12:42 p.m. ET
The Patriots, 49ers move on up, while the Giants plummet in PFW's latest edition of Power Rankings.

AFC East Spin cycle: Week One

Posted Sept. 10, 2012 @ 12:43 p.m. ET
The Patriots and Jets dominated in Week One, while the Bills are close to panic mode and the Dolphins have a long way to go.

Shorts and Shells: Week One

Posted Sept. 10, 2012 @ 2:55 a.m. ET
Welcome to Overreaction Sunday, where RG3 can do no wrong, the Bills and Saints do little right and Peyton Manning is back in business. We think.

Pats win ninth consecutive season opener

Posted Sept. 09, 2012 @ 4:23 p.m. ET
Tom Brady threw for 236 yards and two touchdowns, and the defending AFC champion Patriots routed the Titans 34-13

Key matchup: Patriots OLT Nate Solder vs. Titans DRE Kamerion Wimbley

Posted Sept. 07, 2012 @ 2:15 p.m. ET
PFW's Kevin Fishbain focuses on the Week One battle in the trenches between Nate Solder and Kamerion Wimbley.

Patriots CB Arrington continues to surprise

Posted Sept. 07, 2012 @ 10:55 a.m. ET
Kyle Arrington continues to surprise observers, and he will be a starting cornerback for a third consecutive season for the Patriots.

TE Hoomanawanui signs with Patriots

Posted Sept. 05, 2012 @ 5:15 p.m. ET
The Patriots added another tight end on Wednesday, signing ex-Ram Michael Hoomanawanui.

Patriots sign RB Hilliard, waive C Tennant

Posted Sept. 04, 2012 @ 6:29 p.m. ET
The Patriots signed former Dolphins RB Lex Hilliard on Tuesday. Hilliard is the fifth running back on the team’s roster.

Keith Schleiden's 2012 NFL predictions

Posted Sept. 04, 2012 @ 5:11 p.m. ET
PFW editor-in-chief Keith Schleiden forecasts a title game that has a Super Bowl XXXI flavor, which was also played in New Orleans.

Patriots give Waters' No. 54 to Hightower

Posted Sept. 03, 2012 @ 2:25 p.m. ET
Patriots head coach Bill Belichick has refused to address why OG Brian Waters, who is under contract, has not reported to camp.

Ihedigbo signs with Ravens

Posted Sept. 02, 2012 @ 2:07 p.m. ET
Two days after he was released by the Patriots, S James Ihedigbo announced Sunday that he has signed with the Ravens.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Aug. 31, 2012
Trent Edwards beat out Kafka for the third-string quarterback job with the Philadelphia Eagles.||||||| Kafka was released Friday afternoon, leaving Edwards and rookie Nick Foles behind Michael Vick on the depth chart.
Posted Sept. 26, 2011
Kafka completed 4 of 7 passes for 35 yards with two INTs and was sacked once in Sunday's 29-16 loss to the Giants.||||||| Kafka could start against the 49ers if Michael Vick is out. After a solid effort last week in Atlanta, he was much worse against New York.
Posted Sept. 19, 2011
Kafka completed 7 of 9 passes for 43 yards Sunday in the Eagles' 35-31 loss at Atlanta.||||||| Kafka could start in the home opener against the Giants if Michael Vick is out. If that is the case, monitor the health of the Giants' beleaguered secondary before deciding whether to start Kafka, who looked good in Atlanta.
Posted Sept. 03, 2010
Kafka completed 9 of 27 passes for 76 yards with an interception in the Eagles' 21-17 loss to the New York Jets in their preseason finale Thursday.||||||| Kafka has no fantasy value and is the Eagles' No. 3 quarterback at best.

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