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Bucs add QB depth by signing ex-Eagle Kafka



With backup Dan Orlovsky an unrestricted free agent, the Bucs on Monday added another quarterback to add depth and competition this summer, signing former Eagles backup Mike Kafka to a free-agent deal.

Kafka, 26, was out of the NFL last year after going to camp with the Jaguars. The former Northwestern starter was a fourth-round pick of the Eagles in 2010, playing only sparingly in his three seasons in Philadelphia. He passed for 107 yards and two interceptions with no touchdowns in relief action during the 2011 season.

Kafka gives the Bucs two quarterbacks on roster for 2014, along with returning starter Mike Glennon. The team on Monday waived Jordan Rodgers, who spent much of last season on the practice squad and was signed after the season. Orlovsky could return, but with a new coaching staff, that's less likely -- the team is still almost certain to add another quarterback, either in free agency or the draft, to compete with Glennon for the starting job.

[Last modified: Monday, February 10, 2014 4:17pm]


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