October 7, 2010
1. He'll be fine. 2. He'll continue to struggle. Get Mike Kafka ready.
June 16, 2010
The Eagles on Tuesday signed fourth-round draft picks Mike Kafka, a quarterback, and Clay Harbor, a tight end, to four-year deals. Kafka, out of Northwestern, is likely to be the third-string quarterback this year behind Kevin Kolb and Michael Vick. Harbor, from Missouri State, figures to battle with Cornelius Ingram for the job backing up Brent Celek. The Eagles have signed nine of their 13 draft picks, all from the fourth round or later. - Jonathan Tamari
August 1, 2012
Crunch Time is a compilation of notable hits, and a few misses, from Eagles training camp in Bethlehem. Rookie Vinny Curry sacked Mike Kafka. As in, threw him to the ground. Good thing for Curry it wasn't Michael Vick; those quarterbacks are wearing red jerseys for a reason. You're supposed to get there, then stop with your arms up until a coach decrees a sack. At most, you're allowed to tag ‘em. Jamel Hamler, a former Fresno State wideout who finished last season on the Eagles' practice squad, had a couple of impressive catches.
April 16, 2013 |
The Eagles announced that they released reserve quarterback Trent Edwards on Monday, a day before the team opens its first minicamp under coach Chip Kelly. Edwards' release comes as little surprise. The Eagles added two quarterbacks already this offseason - Dennis Dixon and G.J. Kinne - and are expected to select another during next week's NFL draft. Kelly has said that his offensive system does not require mobile quarterbacks, but Dixon and Kinne are considered athletic quarterbacks.
May 25, 2010 |
Kevin Kolb and Michael Vick have joined last week's rookie camp quarterbacks, Mike Kafka and Joey Elliott. Kolb agreed that every organized team activity for him is a little different this year, with Donovan McNabb gone and all eyes on Kolb as the new starter. "It is a totally different approach," he said. "I'm already setting myself up for, 'Hey, look it off this way because this is the way it's going to be in game time' . . . try to work game-time mode as much as possible.
July 31, 2012 |
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - There is no mystery backup quarterback. The Eagles don't have a card in their back pocket that they're waiting to play. Mike Kafka is the No. 2 to starter Michael Vick. And while coach Andy Reid and offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg insist that there is still a competition for that spot, Kafka will open the season as the backup barring some unforeseen event. "There's competition there," Mornhinweg said Monday at training camp. "We'll see. Mike Kafka's had an excellent camp up to date.
August 30, 2012 |
Nick Foles entered the preseason as the Eagles' No. 3 quarterback and will exit as the No. 2, a promotion that came after Foles' standout effort during the last three weeks and Mike Kafka's lingering hand injury. "He's in that position right now, yeah," coach Andy Reid said Tuesday when asked if Foles is the top backup. Pressed for clarification, Reid emphasized it's the standing at this time. "Right now, that's what he is," Reid said. "He's the one that's going to play and start [Thursday's]
August 11, 2010
BETHLEHEM - Yesterday might have been Kevin Kolb's sharpest day of training camp, but one throw, at least, didn't find its way to the intended target. Kolb's screen to tight end Brent Celek was picked off by exuberant rookie defensive end Brandon Graham, who pranced through the offensive players and high-stepped all the way to the end zone, though no one was actually in pursuit, and Graham could have just jogged to a halt and thrown the ball back. "That reminded me of my linebacker days" early on at Michigan, first-round pick Graham said.