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Former Eagles News: Mike Kafka Signs with the Buccaneers

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Keeping up with some of the former Eagles around the NFL.

Evan Habeeb-US PRESSWIRE

It always interests me to see where former Eagles players end up after their careers in Philadelphia come to an end. In this edition of "Former Eagles News", we take a look at three different former players who are making (minor) headlines.

• Former Eagles 4th round draft pick quarterback Mike Kafka signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. This is great news. Kafka was drawing serious interest from the Cowboys according to reports from last week. Kafka spurned the Cowboys and decided to take his talents to South Tampa Bay instead. Yeah, that's right: the Cowboys were passed over in favor to go to the Bucs. Let's just say it hasn't been the best offseason so far for the Cowboys. Bucs Nation has the story on the Kafka signing. They expect him to be nothing more than camp arm, but I'll be damned if that isn't the best camp arm I've ever seen. Long live Kafka.

• In conjunction with the signing of Kafka, the Buccaneers announced some other roster moves. One of those moves included the release of former Eagles defensive tackle Derek Landri. Landri, a Tommy Lawlor favorite, originally signed with the Eagles in the summer of 2011. He played pretty well in Jim Washburn's Wide-9 defensive line alignment. Landri's contract with the Eagles expired last year and he ended up signing with the Bucs, where he registered a mere 1 sack in 8 games played and 1 started.

• The third and final Eagles player in the news isn't currently an active player. Hank Fraley, former Eagles center from 2000-2005, has been hired by the Minnesota Vikings to be part of their coaching staff. Fraley was brought on as an assistant offensive line coach. Good for Hank.

• This took place last week, but I thought I'd mention it again: the Falcons released former Eagles CB Asante Samuel. He just couldn't wait to touch all that thickness again.

• Another note of interest is Mike Kaye's exclusive interview with former Eagles wide receiver Hank Baskett. Definitely go check that out.