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New England Patriots


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

Patriots trade for Rams WR Salas

Posted Sept. 01, 2012 @ 4:25 p.m. ET
The Patriots have traded for ex-Rams WR Greg Salas, the team announced Saturday.

Reports: Patriots cut Hoyer, Branch, Koppen

Posted Aug. 31, 2012 @ 1:45 p.m. ET
The Patriots released backup QB Brian Hoyer, giving second-year QB Ryan Mallett the No. 2 job behind Tom Brady.

Report: NFL suspends Titans WR Britt one game

Posted Aug. 30, 2012 @ 5:42 p.m. ET
Titans WR Kenny Britt will be suspended for the first game of the regular season, according to PFW correspondent Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean.

Near the mountaintop, where it's slippery

Posted Aug. 30, 2012 @ 11:40 a.m. ET
Tom Danyluk says Bill Belichick was headed into the Lombardi/Noll stratosphere of history. Then things changed a bit.

Patriots cut WRs Stallworth, Gaffney

Posted Aug. 27, 2012 @ 6:50 p.m. ET
The Patriots released several notable veterans Monday, including WRs Donte' Stallworth and Jabar Gaffney.

Hernandez, Patriots agree to long-term extension

Posted Aug. 27, 2012 @ 12:46 p.m. ET
Multiple reports Monday morning said that the Patriots have agreed to terms on a long-term contract extension with TE Aaron Hernandez.

Vikings need more from tight ends

Posted Aug. 24, 2012 @ 4:31 p.m. ET
The Vikings desire to use more two-TE packages this season, but right now they can't get Kyle Rudolph or John Carlson on the field.

Giants-Patriots preseason game time changed

Posted Aug. 23, 2012 @ 2:27 p.m. ET
The kickoff of the Giants-Patriots preseason game on Wednesday, Aug. 29 has been changed from 7:30 p.m. ET to 7 p.m. ET.

Patriots, DT Love agree to extension

Posted Aug. 22, 2012 @ 8:32 p.m. ET
The Patriots have agreed to a contract extension with rising DT Kyle Love, his agent, Richard Kopelman revealed Wednesday.

Patriots release three, including DL Fanene

Posted Aug. 21, 2012 @ 4:03 p.m. ET
The Patriots released DL Jonathan Fanene, OL Kyle Hill and PK Chris Koppelin, the team announced Tuesday.

Seau toxicology report reveals nothing suspicious

Posted Aug. 20, 2012 @ 4:58 p.m. ET
Junior Seau's toxicology reported that he had trace amounts of a sleep aid and a pain reliever that were "consistent with therapeutic use."

Locker wins Titans' starting QB job

Posted Aug. 20, 2012 @ 9:49 a.m. ET
Jake Locker will be the Titans' Week One starting quarterback, beating out veteran Matt Hasselbeck for the job.

Olympic sprinter Demps signs with Patriots

Posted Aug. 17, 2012 @ 10:02 p.m. ET
The Patriots have signed ex-Florida RB-RS Jeff Demps, the team confirmed Friday evening.

Number crunching starting to change NFL thinking

Posted Aug. 17, 2012 @ 5:59 p.m. ET
Fans and media have wondered when the "Moneyball"-ization of the NFL would happen. That movement might very well be under way.

Francis, Forston playing well in Pats camp

Posted Aug. 17, 2012 @ 10:37 a.m. ET
Undrafted rookie defensive linemen Justin Francis and Marcus Forston are making a strong push to make the Patriots' final roster.

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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