Eagles decide to cut Mike Kafka

The Philadelphia Eagles were very high on Mike Kafka as a backup to starting quarterback Michael Vick a year ago.

Now, Kafka is out in Philadelphia. The Eagles informed the former Northwestern quarterback he would be let go after the team failed in a bid to trade him. The decision was made to go with journeyman Trent Edwards on the roster along with rookie Nick Foles, who performed well in preseason.

There was great competition at the QB position,” Eagles coach Andy Reid said. “That’s what football and training camp is all about. In the end, we had to make the difficult decision to let Mike Kafka go.

“Mike is a class act, a student of the game and a great person and I think he’ll have no problem finding a job in the National Football League very soon. On the other hand, I’m proud of the way Trent Edwards conducted himself since the early days of the offseason workouts. He had to fight for everything he earned this summer. He improved each and every day and made the most of every opportunity.”

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