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Mike Kafka | Quarterback | #9

Team: Kansas City Chiefs
Age / DOB:  (29) / 7/25/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 230
College: Northwestern
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 4 (122) / PHI
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Ex-Eagles QB Mike Kafka is joining the Chiefs' staff as an offensive quality control coach.
Kafka is reuniting with Andy Reid, who used the No. 122 overall pick on Kafka in the 2010 draft. Kafka attempted just 16 NFL passes, all 16 of which came in 2011. He is only 29 years old. Position coach work would be the next step on the ladder. Feb 7 - 5:25 PM

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Vikings waived/injured QB Mike Kafka.

He will revert to injured reserve once he passes through waivers. Depending on the severity of the injury, Kafka could be released with an injury settlement. This transaction gets the Vikings down to 75 players.
Tue, Sep 1, 2015 09:52:00 AM

Vikings signed QB Mike Kafka.

Kafka, 27, spent last season behind Josh McCown and Mike Glennon in Tampa. He should compete with Pat Devlin to be the Vikings' third-string quarterback. Kafka hasn't appeared in an NFL game since 2011. He recently worked out at the NFL's Veteran Combine, where Kafka and Tyler Wilson were reportedly the most impressive quarterbacks in attendance.
Wed, Apr 1, 2015 07:12:00 PM

Bucs waived QB Mike Kafka.

They'll move forward with a healthy Josh McCown behind Mike Glennon.
Mon, Oct 27, 2014 05:03:00 PM

Bucs signed QB Mike Kafka off their practice squad.

Kafka will serve as the backup to Mike Glennon while Josh McCown (thumb) rehabs. G Rishaw Johnson was released in a corresponding move.
Thu, Sep 25, 2014 10:48:00 AM

Bucs waived QB Mike Kafka.

The Bucs were never going to keep a third quarterback behind Josh McCown and Mike Glennon. Kafka gave them no reason to by completing just 40.6 percent of his passes this preseason for 155 yards and two touchdowns.
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 11:02:00 AM

Buccaneers signed QB Mike Kafka, formerly of the Jaguars.

Kafka, 26, was a fourth-round stab by Andy Reid's Eagles in the 2010 draft. He's appeared in four career games as a backup, completing 11-of-16 throws for 107 yards and two interceptions. Simply lacking NFL-caliber passing tools, Kafka will likely serve as a "camp arm" before being waived prior to the season.
Mon, Feb 10, 2014 03:00:00 PM

Free agent QB Mike Kafka is likely to sign with the Cowboys on Friday.

With Tony Romo rehabbing, Kafka will serve as a warm body to get the Boys through their offseason program. He is unlikely to make the 53-man roster.
Thu, Feb 6, 2014 08:22:00 PM

Free agent QB Mike Kafka worked out for the Cowboys on Thursday.

It's the first we've heard of the former fourth-rounder since he was waived by the Jaguars in August. The Cowboys are set at their top two quarterback spots, while a No. 3 is typically a developmental prospect. Kafka has long since tapped out as a prospect. Even if Kafka earns a contract, he won't crack the 53-man roster. The Cowboys might simply be looking for an extra body while Tony Romo rehabs from back surgery.
Thu, Feb 6, 2014 05:46:00 PM

Jaguars waived QB Mike Kafka.

Kafka was claimed off waivers from the Patriots in June, but as usual, was done in by his weak arm. It's an indication UDFA Matt Scott or Ricky Stanzi have earned No. 3 duties, but perhaps the Jags are ready to go with only two quarterbacks. The next NFL touchdown Kafka throws will be his first.
Fri, Aug 30, 2013 03:32:00 PM

Jaguars GM Dave Caldwell said Mike Kafka has "just as good an opportunity" to earn the starting job as Chad Henne, Blaine Gabbert, and Matt Scott.

We'll chalk this up as GM speak. Kafka is a bottom-of-the-roster talent, and he simply doesn't have an NFL arm. Kafka was claimed off waivers from the Patriots on Tuesday. Caldwell said he considered signing the soon-to-be 26-year-old earlier in the offseason, but he had already committed to New England.
Source: ESPN.com
Thu, Jun 13, 2013 02:10:00 PM

Jaguars claimed QB Mike Kafka off waivers from the Patriots.

The pipeline of former Patriots to Northern Florida continues unabated. If not for the Raiders, the Jaguars would have the worst quarterback situation in the league, but Kafka still isn't a realistic candidate to crack the 53-man roster. He simply doesn't have the arm strength.
Tue, Jun 11, 2013 04:20:00 PM

Patriots waived QB Mike Kafka and DT DeWayne Cherrington.

25-year-old Kafka can tell his kids he was the man waived to clear offseason roster room for the Patriots' signing of Tim Tebow. Kafka reportedly showed weak arm strength in OTAs and was never a realistic candidate for the 53.
Mon, Jun 10, 2013 05:14:00 PM

Patriots signed QB Mike Kafka and DE Marcus Benard to a reserve/future contracts.

Kafka, 25, is a West Coast-style quarterback with a weak arm but smarts and solid accuracy. He'll head into the offseason hoping to secure the Patriots' No. 3 quarterback job, although New England often doesn't keep three signal callers on its 53-man roster. Benard led the Browns in sacks (7.5) in 2010, but has been a non-factor since. He can play both linebacker and end.
Fri, Jan 4, 2013 06:16:00 PM

Patriots worked out free agent QB Mike Kafka on Tuesday.

Free agent RB Lex Hilliard was also among those working out in New England on Tuesday. The Pats are in the market for a third quarterback after releasing Brian Hoyer. Kafka is better suited to a No. 3 role after flunking out as Michael Vick's backup.
Tue, Sep 4, 2012 01:58:00 PM

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