Vikings sign QB Kafka

The Vikings added competition for the third quarterback spot by signing former fourth-round draft pick Mike Kafka.

The Minnesota Vikings have added another quarterback to their roster.

The agent for Mike Kafka announced his signing with the Vikings on Wednesday afternoon, giving the team two developmental quarterbacks behind starter Teddy Bridgewater and veteran backup/mentor Shaun Hill. Kafka will likely compete with 2014 practice squad quarterback Pat Devlin for the third spot on the roster, and could be joined by another developmental quarterback the Vikings could consider in the third day of the draft or even after the draft as a rookie free agent.

Kafka, 6-foot-3 and 225 pounds, was with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for a four-game stretch last year but didn’t play in any games. He was a fourth-round draft pick of the Philadelphia Eagles in 2010 after his collegiate career at Northwestern.

He was considered an accurate passer with the Wildcats but doesn’t possess great arm strength.

In 2011, his second season with the Eagles, Kafka played in four games but threw passes in only two of those, complete 11 of 16 passes for 107 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions for only a 47.7 rating.

Kafka competed in the NFL veteran combine in last month.

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