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Mike Kafka will wear an Eagles uniform no more.
It seemed pretty clear leading up to Thursday, and after the Eagles’ defeat of the Jets in their preseason finale there could be no doubt: Trent Edwards had fought for and won a spot on Philadelphia’s roster.
The news became official on Friday afternoon.
Who could have ever predicted this turn of events at the start of training camp, not least at the start of the preseason?
Mike Kafka’s injury to his hand early in the Eagles’ first preseason game against the Steelers allowed Edwards to make up for all of the snaps he didn’t get in practice and show what he could do. And even his strongest doubters couldn’t help but be impressed with the poise and precision that Edwards showed each and every opportunity he had on the field. Oh, and his 4 TDs and 100.5 passer rating didn’t hurt, either.
Kafka was the clear favorite of the Eagles organization heading into camp and the preseason to be Mike Vick’s backup, so the fact that his status as ev...
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QB Trent Edwards fights for a roster spot. Image via the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Philadelphia Eagles rounded out a perfect preseason with their 28-10 win over the New York Jets on Thursday night. That’s all well and good, but we know it’s just the preseason.
Last night’s game had some very real implications for men struggling for a spot on the team’s roster, which must be...
The Philadelphia Eagles decide to cut quarterback Mike Kafka this afternoon. Kafka was thought of as a lock to be the #2 quarterback on the depth chart, but when he went down with an injury, rookie Nick Foles and vetern Trent Edwards stepped up and played at very high levels.
If you read my article yesterday, you know that I 100% called this from the start. Kafka’s name carries...
Trent Edwards beat out Mike 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.
''There was great competition at the quarterback position,'' Eagles coach Andy Reid said. ''That's what football and training camp is all...
The Philadelphia Eagles decided to cut quarterback Mike Kafka after attempts to trade him fell through, Eagles Insider reported Friday. Kafka was the odd man out to back up Michael Vick after rookie Nick Foles and veteran Trent Edwards played well in the preseason. "There was great competition at the QB position," coach Andy Reid said. "That's what football...
According to Albert Breer of the the NFL Network, the Philadelphia Eagles are now shopping quarterback Mike Kafka in hopes of trading him.
Eagles are shopping veteran backup QB Mike Kafka on the trade market as well. Call it the Nick Foles Effect.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) August 31, 2012
With the emergence of rookie quarterback Nick Foles, the Eagles no longer need Kafka.
The Philadelphia Eagles made a series of roster moves on Friday in order to reach the league imposed 53-man roster limit. There were a few surprises. Veteran S OJ Atogwe was released as was third-year QB Mike Kafka. Atogwe dealt with a hamstring injury throughout training camp while Kafka found himself as the odd man out in the quarterback battle after impressive preseasons from...
The Eagles decided to stay with three quarterbacks — Michael Vick, Nick Foles, and Trent Edwards — and cut ties with Mike Kafka, a 2010 draft pick, in the most shocking move of the roster cuts. At the beginning of the offseason, Mike Kafka was penciled in as the second quarterback.But, after strong preseason performances by Nick Foles and Trent Edwards, combined with Kafka’s...
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Philadelphia Eagles have released quarterback Mike Kafka.
Eagles cut QB Mike Kafka.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 31, 2012
It was reported earlier that the Eagles were looking to trade Kafka, but they likely drew very little interest, which led to them releasing him.
The Eagles, like the rest of the NFL trimmed their roster to 53 players yesterday. There weren’t too many surprises, but a couple of names have been around town for a while and will now be looking for new homes. Another player found a new home in Philly.
Mike Kafka, who was named the #2 QB on the team at the start of OTAs lost his job. Nick Foles, the rookie out of Arizona won...