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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

Brady, Cromartie, Cribbs named AFC Players of Week

Posted Sept. 21, 2011 @ 12:12 p.m. ET
Tom Brady, Antonio Cromartie and Josh Cribbs have been named the AFC Players of the Week for Week Two.

They said it: Patriots edition

Posted Sept. 20, 2011 @ 9:28 p.m. ET
Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien and director of player personnel Nick Caserio spoke to the media on a conference call Tuesday about their upcoming opponent, the Bills.

Patriots 60-second rant: 'D' needs to avoid lapse vs. Bills

Posted Sept. 20, 2011 @ 8:12 p.m. ET
The Patriots' defense has struggled thus far, and if it continues against the Bills, they could be upset.

Patriots-Bills matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Sept. 20, 2011 @ 7:35 p.m. ET
The Patriots have given up a lot of passing yards this season and need to get some pressure on Bills QB Ryan Fitzpatrick.

Patriots rookie report: Week Two

Posted Sept. 20, 2011 @ 4:05 p.m. ET
Patriots rookie RB Stevan Ridley saw his first NFL action with two carries in Week Two.

First Fifteen: Early look at Week Three

Posted Sept. 20, 2011 @ 12:20 p.m. ET
In this week's edition of the First Fifteen, we focus on the 2-0 and 0-2 teams as we reach a critical early juncture in the young 2011 season.

Week Two Players of the Week

Posted Sept. 20, 2011 @ 11:38 a.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Tom Brady, Morgan Burnett and Josh Cribbs as its Players of the Week.

Bruschi off-base in Ochocinco criticism

Posted Sept. 20, 2011 @ 1:20 a.m. ET
Ex-Patriots LB Tedy Bruschi was misguided in his recent criticism of new Patriots WR Chad Ochocinco, writes PFW's Kevin Fishbain.

Penalty calls threaten to ruin game

Posted Sept. 19, 2011 @ 7:17 p.m. ET
Excessively strict interpretations of the NFL's roughing-the-passer penalty guidelines are threatening to change the nature of the game, writes Hub Arkush.

Patriots stock report: Week Two

Posted Sept. 19, 2011 @ 3:58 p.m. ET
Patriots veteran WR Deion Branch had a big game, but CB Devin McCourty struggled in Week Two. Those players are going in opposite directions on this week's stock report.

Pats offense continues to roll but 'D' not quite there

Posted Sept. 19, 2011 @ 3:17 p.m. ET
The Patriots' offense had another sensational game against the Chargers, but the defense doesn't yet look like a much improved unit.

Report: Patriots TE Hernandez to miss time with MCL sprain

Posted Sept. 19, 2011 @ 1:22 p.m. ET
Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez will miss one to two weeks because of a sprained MCL, according to a report by Shalise Manza Young of the Boston Globe.

Patriots players of the week: Week Two

Posted Sept. 18, 2011 @ 8:49 p.m. ET
Tom Brady again takes offensive player of the game honors for another sensational effort in the Patriots' Week Two win.

Brady throws three TDs in Pats win over Chargers

Posted Sept. 18, 2011 @ 8 p.m. ET
Tom Brady threw for a mere 423 yards six days after setting a single-game team record of 517, leading the Patriots over the Chargers 35-21 on Sunday.

Patriots-Chargers prediction

Posted Sept. 18, 2011 @ 11:31 a.m. ET
PFW associate editor and Patriots writer Kevin Fishbain predicts a close game in the Patriots' home opener but believes they will pull it out against San Diego.

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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