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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

Tuesday's 60-second rant: Bills "D" not getting it done vs. AFC East

Posted Oct. 02, 2012 @ 6:44 p.m. ET
The Bills' defense, especially up front, is not living up to its lofty expectations in two division losses.

Jets sign FB Hilliard

Posted Oct. 02, 2012 @ 6:34 p.m. ET
The Jets signed FB Lex Hilliard on Tuesday and waived WR Patrick Turner.

Dolphins sign WR Gaffney, release WR Naanee

Posted Oct. 02, 2012 @ 4 p.m. ET
The Dolphins signed WR Jabar Gaffney and released WR Legedu Naanee, the team announced Tuesday.

AFC East Spin cycle: Week Four

Posted Oct. 01, 2012 @ 10:45 a.m. ET
The AFC East standings may look close, but Week Four proved that the Patriots are still ahead of the class.

Pats dominate second half, rally to beat Bills

Posted Sept. 30, 2012 @ 4:45 p.m. ET
Tom Brady led New England on six consecutive second-half touchdown drives and the Patriots rolled to a 52-28 win over the Bills on Sunday.

Patriots' new safeties getting positive early reviews

Posted Sept. 28, 2012 @ 5:10 p.m. ET
The Patriots needed to upgrade their safety position opposite Patrick Chung, and their two additions are working out nicely.

Key matchup: Patriots interior O-line vs. Bills defensive tackles

Posted Sept. 28, 2012 @ 1:57 p.m. ET
If the Bills want to upset the Patriots for the second year in a row, they’ll need to disrupt Tom Brady, something they can do up the gut.

Patriots release TE Winslow

Posted Sept. 27, 2012 @ 2:07 p.m. ET
TE Kellen Winslow asked for and received his release from the Patriots on Thursday, ESPN first reported.

Raiders sign veteran DE Carter

Posted Sept. 26, 2012 @ 4:26 p.m. ET
The Raiders signed veteran DE Andre Carter, the team announced Wednesday. They cut second-year OT Joe Barksdale.

League fines Belichick $50,000

Posted Sept. 26, 2012 @ 3:15 p.m. ET
The NFL fined Patriots head coach Bill Belichick $50,000 for “impermissible physical contact with an official.”

Patriots sign DL McClain

Posted Sept. 26, 2012 @ 11:28 a.m. ET
The Patriots signed DL Terrell McClain on Wednesday and released DL Marcus Forston.

AFC East Spin cycle: Week Three

Posted Sept. 24, 2012 @ 2:04 p.m. ET
The Bills and Jets are tied atop the AFC East with records of 2-1, and the Patriots are below .500 for the first time in nine years.

Ravens fight back to top Patriots

Posted Sept. 24, 2012 @ 12:30 a.m. ET
Justin Tucker kicked a 27-yard field goal as time expired, giving the Ravens a 31-30 victory over the Patriots.

Patriots sign Winslow, re-sign Branch, Koutouvides

Posted Sept. 19, 2012 @ 10:41 a.m. ET
The Patriots signed TE Kellen Winslow and re-signed WR Deion Branch and LB Niko Koutouvides.

Report: TE Winslow agrees with Patriots

Posted Sept. 18, 2012 @ 8:42 a.m. ET
The Patriots and TE Kellen Winslow Jr. have agreed to terms on a one-year deal, ESPN's James Walker reported Tuesday. 

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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