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Former Patriots Backup QB Launches Kickstarter For Hand-Warmer Product (Video)

Former New England Patriots backup quarterback Mike Kafka doesn’t just warm benches, he also warms hands. Kafka, who also was a member of the Philadelphia Eagles and Jacksonville Jaguars before becoming the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ third-stringer this season, launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise money to produce the Roo Inferno Series Hand Pouch. The slim pouches are meant...
Via NESN.com
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Transaction: Wednesday 10/29

Broncos Broncos signed WR Douglas McNeil to their practice squad. Browns Browns signed DB Marcus Cromartie to their practice squad. Buccaneers Buccaneers signed QB Mike Kafka to their practice squad. (NFLTR) Cowboys Cowboys signed LB Tim Dobbins. (NFLTR) Cowboys placed OLB Justin Durant on season-ending injured reserve. (NFLTR) Cowboys signed LB Will Smith to their...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

QB Mike Kafka re-signed to Bucs’ practice squad

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers today announced that they have signed quarterback Mike Kafka and wide receiver Tavarres King to the practice squad. Kafka (6-3, 225) spent the past four weeks on Tampa Bay’s active roster before being waived on Monday. He played with the Buccaneers during the preseason and spent the first three weeks of the season on the team’s practice squad. King (6...
Via The Bay Cave
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Buccaneers Sign QB Mike Kafka To Practice Squad

The Buccaneers have signed QB Mike Kafka to their practice squad on Wednesday, according to Scott Smith. Tampa Bay placed Kafka on waivers a few days ago now that Josh McCown is healthy enough to back up Mike Glennon, so there was a chance that Kafka would end up on the taxi squad. Kafka, 27, is a former fourth round pick of the Eagles. He played briefly for the Patriots...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Transactions: Monday 10/27

49ers 49ers NT Glenn Dorsey returned to practice on Monday, but remains on short-term injured reserve. Browns Browns claimed TE Ryan Taylor off of waivers from the Ravens. (NFLTR) Browns placed DE John Hughes on injured reserve with the designated to return. (NFLTR) Buccaneers Buccaneers waived QB Mike Kafka. (NFLTR) Buccaneers released WR Eric Page released from their...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Buccaneers Waive QB Mike Kafka

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced Monday that they have placed QB Mike Kafka on waivers, according to Scott Smith. The Bucs also released WR Eric Page released from their practice squad and placed CB Derrius Brooks on the practice squad injured list. Tampa Bay will obviously move forward with Mike Glennon as their starter and veteran Josh McCown as their backup. Kafka, 27, is...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Bucs promote Kafka from the practice squad

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers today announced that they have promoted quarterback Mike Kafka from the practice squad to the active roster and waived guard Rishaw Johnson.  Kafka (6-3, 225) signed with Tampa Bay this past offseason, playing with the team during the preseason before joining the Buccaneers’ practice squad for the first three weeks of the season. He has played in four...
Via The Bay Cave
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Promote Mike Kafka From Practice Squad

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh McCown wasn’t supposed to play this week, and now it’s looking even more clear that he won’t. The Bucs activated QB Mike Kafka from the practice squad according to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, meaning that unless some other team had interest in him, he’ll be Mike Glennon’s backup on Sunday against the Steelers. McCown injured...
Via Standing O Sports
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Buccaneers Promote QB Mike Kafka To Active Roster, Release G Rishaw Johnson

Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports that the Buccaneers signed QB Mike Kafka to their active roster on Thursday. In order to make room for Kafka, the Bucs released G Rishaw Johnson and signed OL Josh Allen to their practice squad. Tampa Bay brought in former Seahawks and Raiders QB Terrelle Pryor for a workout in recent days, so they were clearly looking at all of their options...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Six players named to Tampa Bay Buccaneers practice squad

Yesterday we reported that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers shaved down their roster to 53 players in preparation for the regular season. The next roster moves due for NFL teams is deciding who will play on their practice squads. Here’s a primer on practice squad rules, per The Daily Norseman: Practice squad players are just that. . .guys that practice with the team. They don’t...
Via cover32 - Buccaneers
September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Bucs begin filling out practice squad, awarded OL Garrett Gilkey off waivers

TAMPA, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have begun the process of shaping their practice squad. They filled six of their 10 available spots on the practice squad Sunday. Those signed were tight end Cameron Brate, running back Jeff Demps, quarterback Mike Kafka, linebacker Brandon Magee, defensive tackle Matthew Masifilo and wide receiver Solomon Patton. In addition, the Bucs continued...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Buccaneers sign 6 players to practice squad

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been awarded offensive lineman Garrett Gilkey off waivers from the Cleveland Browns and re-signed six players who were in training camp with them to the practice squad. To make room for Gilkey, the Bucs waived offensive lineman Josh Allen from the 53-man roster on Sunday. One day after being waived in the final cuts, running back Jeff...
Via AP on Fox
August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Bucs sign six to their practice squad

Via the Buccaneers communications department, Tampa Bay today announced that they have signed the following six players to their practice squad:  TE Cameron Brate RB Jeff Demps QB Mike Kafka LB Brandon Magee DT Matthew Masifilo WR Solomon Patton The Buccaneers have now filled six of the 10 available practice squad spots.
Via The Bay Cave
August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Bucs reach the 53-man roster limit

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers today announced that they have made the following roster moves:  WAIVED TE Cameron Brate RB Jeff Demps QB Mike Kafka LB Brandon Magee DT Matthew Masifilo WR Solomon Patton RELEASED DL Ronald Talley S Major Wright The Buccaneers are now at the 53-man roster limit. Report comes courtesy of the Buccaneers Communications Department. Follow @GilArciaTBC Now...
Via The Bay Cave
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Buccaneers Cut QB Mike Kafka & RB Jeff Demps

  Ian Rapoport reports that the Buccaneers have cut QB Mike Kafka and RB Jeff Demps as they work to trim their roster to 53 players. Rapoport mentions that Kafka is still eligible for the practice squad thanks to the recent rule change regarding player eligibility. Kafka, 26, was last with the Jaguars during training camp last year, but was waived before the start of the regular...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Kafka plays most of game as Bucs fall to Redskins

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Colt McCoy threw for 321 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Washington Redskins to a 24-10 preseason-ending victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday night. With coach Jay Gruden resting both Robert Griffin III and backup quarterback Kirk Cousins, McCoy played the entire game for the Redskins (3-1). He completed 22 of 29 passes while also throwing a...
Via AP on Fox
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Kafka plays most of game as Bucs fall to Redskins

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Colt McCoy threw for 321 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Washington Redskins to a 24-10 preseason-ending victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday night. With coach Jay Gruden resting both Robert Griffin III and backup quarterback Kirk Cousins, McCoy played the entire game for the Redskins (3-1). He completed 22 of 29 passes while also throwing a...
Via Fox Sports Florida
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Madden NFL 15 rating recap

The highly anticipated Madden ratings have been released! Overall, the Buccaneers secured a team rating of 77. Here is a brief recap of each player with their overall rating along with positional recaps. Quarterback Josh McCown 83 Mike Glennon 79 Mike Kafka 71 Alex Tanney 65 According to EA Sports, McCown has the edge. Although, it’s a tight race. McCown is a much more effective...
Via cover32 - Buccaneers
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Kafka falls short of true competition for Mike Glennon in 2014

Competition breeds excellence. Some might argue the cliche is overused, but for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, competition will be and should be the name of the game for 2014. While the signing of quarterback Mike Kafka is nice headline, it still fails to fully pressure 2013 starter Mike Glennon. Kafka was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles who took the Northwestern product in 2010...
Via cover32 - Buccaneers
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Buccaneers Release Four Players to Create $2 Million in Salary Cap Space

Far from life-changing news, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have released four players from their roster and have signed backup quarterback Mike Kafka in the process. The Bucs waived the following players in a move that created over $2 M in cap space:Gabe Carimi, Offensive TackleMichael Hill, Running BackDerek Landri, Defensive TackleJordan Rodgers, QuarterbackBizkit99, Wikimedia...
Via Sports Injury Alert
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Buccaneers Likely To Add A Veteran QB To Compete With Mike Glennon?

Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune expects the Buccaneers to bring in a veteran quarterback to compete with incumbent starter Mike Glennon, as opposed to addressing the position in the draft. The basis for Cummings’ expectation stems from the team’s likely desire to mix a veteran into the position since both quarterbacks currently under contract with the Bucs each have less than...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Buccaneers Sign QB Mike Kafka

According Mike Kafka‘s agent, Mike McCartney, he’s signing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Last week, Clarence Hill reported that the Kafka worked out for the Cowboys who were expected to sign him to a contract before the weekend, but nothing ever came of Dallas’ interest. Kafka, 26,  was last with the Jaguars during training camp, but was waived before the start of the...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Cowboys Work Out QB Mike Kafka Thursday

Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that the Dallas Cowboys brought in former Eagles QB Mike Kafka for a workout on Thursday. Hill adds that the Cowboys also brought in former Arena League WRs Braylon Bell and Maurice Williams for workouts as well. Kafka, 26,  was last with the Jaguars during training camp, but was waived before the start of the regular...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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