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Mike Kafka | Quarterback

Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 7/25/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 225
College: Northwestern
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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. Feb 10 - 3:00 PM

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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.
Feb 6 - 8:22 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.
Feb 6 - 5:46 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

Although several teams were reportedly interested in former Eagles QB Mike Kafka after his Friday release, he passed through waivers unclaimed.

It now seems clear that Kafka's agent was the source for the report that the Chiefs, Patriots, Packers, and Browns all had interest in the 2010 fourth-round pick. Kafka, like Brian Hoyer, figures to latch on with a team as a backup before or just after the season starts. They're both unrestricted free agents.
Sun, Sep 2, 2012 01:09:00 PM

PhillyMag.com reports the Chiefs, Patriots, Packers and Browns have all shown interest in former Eagles QB Mike Kafka.

It doesn't sound like the 2010 fourth-round pick is going to make it through waivers unclaimed. We should know his new home by this evening.
Sat, Sep 1, 2012 12:17:00 PM

Eagles waived QB Mike Kafka.

The Eagles briefly shopped Kafka after naming Trent Edwards their No. 3 quarterback, but quickly found he had no market. A 2010 fourth-round pick, Kafka created some buzz after a successful quarter of play in place of Mike Vick in Week 2 last season, but followed it up with a calamitous Week 3 performance. Kafka has severe arm-strength limitations, but will likely find a No. 3 job.
Fri, Aug 31, 2012 04:36:00 PM

The Eagles are shopping QB Mike Kafka on the trade market.

Nick Foles' impressive preseason has relegated Kafka to unneeded status. He almost certainly won't attract any real interest on the trade market thanks to a woefully weak arm and the history of Eagles backup quarterbacks in other systems. A.J. Feeley and Kevin Kolb both proved to be overrated by opposing organizations. The Eagles could roll with Trent Edwards as their third-stringer, making Kafka a candidate for release.
Fri, Aug 31, 2012 03:05:00 PM

Eagles backup QB Mike Kafka (hand) has resumed practicing.

Kafka's reps were limited, and it's not clear if he will see action in the preseason finale. Second on the depth chart when he suffered the injury on Aug. 11, Kafka could now be the odd man out on the 53-man roster. Nick Foles and Trent Edwards have both shown well in exhibition game action.
Source: CSN Philly
Mon, Aug 27, 2012 09:02:00 PM

Eagles backup QB Mike Kafka (hand) could return for the preseason finale.

With third-round rookie Nick Foles impressing, Kafka is under the gun to get healthy. It's almost certainly too little, too late. Foles is much better equipped to run the Eagles' offense than Kafka.
Wed, Aug 22, 2012 12:09:00 PM

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PosRoleName
QB1Josh McCown
2Mike Glennon
3Mike Kafka
RB1Doug Martin
2Bobby Rainey
3Mike James
4Jeff Demps
5Charles Sims
GLB1Doug Martin
2Mike James
3RB1Doug Martin
2Bobby Rainey
FB1Jorvorskie Lane
WR11Vincent Jackson
2Chris Owusu
3Louis Murphy
4Solomon Patton
WR21Mike Evans
2Robert Herron
3Russell Shepard
WR31Robert Herron
TE1Brandon Myers
2Austin Seferian-Jenkins
3Luke Stocker
4Cameron Brate
K1Patrick Murray