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Eagles dump Kafka

New York Jets v Philadelphia Eagles

PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 18: Mike Kafka #3 of the Philadelphia Eagles warms up before the game against the New York Jets at Lincoln Financial Field on December 18, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Eagles won 45-13. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

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The Eagles finally got stung by their own sting.

After trading a bevy of quarterbacks over the years who ended up being busts elsewhere, the Eagles found no taker for Mike Kafka. And so, according to Geoff Mosher of, Kafka has been released.

The fourth-round pick in the 2010 draft becomes the odd man out, with Mike Vick the starter, rookie Nick Foles the backup, and veteran Trent Edwards the guy with whom the Eagles inevitably will try to grift someone after a quarterback elsewhere is injured.

After Kafka suffered a broken hand, Foles performed capably in the preseason -- capably enough to prompt speculation that the Eagles will decide in 2013 to move on from Mike Vick and to give the job to Foles.

It’s still to early to know what will happen. But it’s fairly safe to say the starter next year won’t be Mike Kafka.

UPDATE 4:48 p.m. ET: The Eagles have announced the decision to cut Kafka.