Mike Kafka Released, Eagles Go With Trent Edwards As No. 3 QB

The Philadelphia Eagles will be keeping Trent Edwards as their third-string quarterback for the 2012 season. The fifth-year player out of Stanford had been battling Mike Kafka for the final roster spot at QB.

"There was great competition at the quarterback position," said Eagles coach Andy Reid. "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."

Edwards has been impressive during the preseason, posting a QB rating of 100.5. He has completed 68% of his passes for 489 yards, four touchdowns, and no interceptions. For his career, Edwards has logged 33 starts with the Bills and Jaguars.

"I'm proud of the way Trent Edwards conducted himself since the early days of the offseason workouts," said Reid. "He had to fight for everything he earned this summer. He improved each and every day and made the most of every opportunity."

Kafka, who was released by the team on Friday, has not played since the Eagles' opening preseason game. He is in his third NFL season, spending the previous two in Philadelphia. Kafka appeared in four games last season, completing 11 of 16 passes but also tossing two interceptions.

Final NFL roster cuts are to made by 9 p.m. ET on Friday.

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