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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

AFC East training-camp reports

Posted Aug. 15, 2011 @ 8:25 p.m. ET
The Bills are counting on Shawne Merriman to regain the pass-rushing effectiveness that made him so feared when he was in San Diego. PFW looks inside the AFC East clubs.

Report: Patriots to host WR Houshmandzadeh

Posted Aug. 14, 2011 @ 8:54 p.m. ET
According to PFW correspondent and Boston Herald writer Ian Rapoport, the Patriots have scheduled a workout with veteran WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh.

Patriots sign LB Koutouvides

Posted Aug. 14, 2011 @ 1:12 p.m. ET
The Patriots signed LB Niko Koutouvides on Sunday, a veteran special-teams player.

Patriots RB Ridley makes solid first impression

Posted Aug. 13, 2011 @ 4:22 p.m. ET
Patriots rookie Stevan Ridley got an opportunity to make a name for himself early in camp and in the team's first preseason game, and he thrived in the spotlight.

Patriots add OL Roth, cut two veterans

Posted Aug. 13, 2011 @ 12:51 p.m. ET
The Patriots signed undrafted rookie OL Zack Roth and cut OL Chris Morris and DL Steve Williams on Saturday.

Report: Former DB, assistant Brown hospitalized with self-inflicted gunshot wound

Posted Aug. 13, 2011 @ 12:21 p.m. ET
A seven-hour standoff with police at the home of former NFL DB and assistant coach Corwin Brown ended when he was taken from his home with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Mallett outplays Gabbert as Patriots thump Jaguars

Posted Aug. 11, 2011 @ 11:39 p.m. ET
Blaine Gabbert had an inconsistent NFL debut and his Jaguars teammates didn't do any better in a loss to the  Patriots.

Reports: Patriots, Mankins agree on six-year deal

Posted Aug. 10, 2011 @ 4:52 p.m. ET
Just hours after Patriots owner Robert Kraft said they were going to make Logan Mankins a "Patriot for life," the three-time Pro Bowler agreed to a six-year deal.

Patriots add OG Wetterer, cut S Ventrone

Posted Aug. 10, 2011 @ 1:07 p.m. ET
The Patriots claimed rookie OG Mark Wetterer off waivers and waived first-year S Ross Ventrone on Wednesday.

Patriots dedicate 2011 to Myra Kraft

Posted Aug. 09, 2011 @ 7:06 p.m. ET
The Patriots announced Tuesday that they will dedicate the 2011 season to the memory of Myra Kraft, the wife of owner Robert Kraft, who died on July 20.

Preseason power rankings

Posted Aug. 09, 2011 @ 2:24 p.m. ET
In PFW's preseason edition of the power rankings, the defending champion Packers start 2011 where they ended the 2010 season, on top.

Patriots re-sign Gerard Warren, cut McGowan

Posted Aug. 08, 2011 @ 4:50 p.m. ET
The Patriots announced Monday that they have re-signed DL Gerard Warren and released S Brandon McGowan.

Report: FS Goldson re-signs with 49ers

Posted Aug. 08, 2011 @ 11:37 a.m. ET
FS Dashon Goldson has decided to return to the 49ers after spending Sunday meeting with the Patriots in New England.

Patriots add DE Carter

Posted Aug. 07, 2011 @ 11:41 p.m. ET
The Patriots continued to add veteran D-linemen, agreeing to terms with former Redskins DE Andre Carter on Sunday.

Ellis to leave Jets, sign with Patriots

Posted Aug. 07, 2011 @ 11:17 a.m. ET
In a surprising move, veteran DE Shaun Ellis signed a one-year contract with the Patriots on Sunday, pending a physical.   

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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