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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-Chargers matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Sept. 17, 2011 @ 3:48 p.m. ET
Keeping Chargers All-Pro TE Antonio Gates in check will be a big challenge for the Patriots' defense.

Two year extension for Patriots LB Ninkovich

Posted Sept. 16, 2011 @ 5:52 p.m. ET
The Patriots have agreed to a two-year contract extension with OLB Rob Ninkovich, keeping him off the free agent market following the season.

Belichick comes alive in 'A Football Life'

Posted Sept. 16, 2011 @ 2:56 p.m. ET
Thursday night's premiere of "Bill Belichick: A Football Life" on NFL Network confirmed what I thought, that Belichick and the Patriots are an extremely fascinating focal point of a documentary.

Patriots-Chargers matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Sept. 16, 2011 @ 12:49 p.m. ET
Patriots DT Albert Haynesworth vs. Chargers OLG Kris Dielman will be a great football battle to watch in Week Two.

Patriots fantasy report: Week Two

Posted Sept. 16, 2011 @ 12:39 p.m. ET
Here's a look at the Patriots'' top fantasy football options, including WR Deion Branch, for Sunday's game against the Chargers.

Patriots sign OL McDonald to practice squad

Posted Sept. 16, 2011 @ 11:31 a.m. ET
The Patriots announced Friday that they have signed OL Nick McDonald to the practice squad.

Despite inexperience, Patriots like Barrett at safety

Posted Sept. 15, 2011 @ 10:11 p.m. ET
The Patriots elected to stick with the youngsters on their roster, Josh Barrett and Sergio Brown, instead of adding a veteran safety.

Patriots-Chargers matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Sept. 15, 2011 @ 7:21 p.m. ET
The Patriots' pair of talented tight ends will face a very good Chargers safety group in Sunday's Week Two bout.

Five questions with Patriots correspondent Ian Rapoport

Posted Sept. 15, 2011 @ 3:17 p.m. ET
PFW correspondent and Boston Herald writer Ian Rapoport gives his insight in this week's "Five questions with" segment.

Patriots re-sign OL Welch

Posted Sept. 15, 2011 @ 1:26 p.m. ET
The Patriots brought OL Thomas Welch back to the practice squad on Thursday and released Nick McDonald.

Brady named AFC Offensive Player of the Week

Posted Sept. 14, 2011 @ 12:29 p.m. ET
Patriots QB Tom Brady has been tabbed as AFC Offensive Player of the Week for games played from Sept. 8-12, the league said Wednesday.

Boston statues get Belichick-themed makeover

Posted Sept. 14, 2011 @ 12:16 p.m. ET
Five Boston statues will be decorated in cutoff hooded sweatshirts as promotion for a documentary NFL Network will air on Patriots coach Bill Belichick.

Patriots rookie report: Week One

Posted Sept. 14, 2011 @ 11:44 a.m. ET
The Patriots' top two picks from April's draft started in the team's season opener.

Patriots sign OL Thomas

Posted Sept. 14, 2011 @ 11:13 a.m. ET
The Patriots announced the signing of OL Donald Thomas to the 53-man roster on Wednesday.

They said it: Patriots edition

Posted Sept. 14, 2011 @ 11:12 a.m. ET
Here is what was said by Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, director of player personnel Nick Caserio and offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Bill O'Brien following the team's Week One win.

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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