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Billy Spikes


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 7:03 pm    Post subject: Patriots sign DE Marcus Benard, QB Mike Kafka Reply with quote

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Patriots signed LB/DE Marcus Benard and QB Mike Kafka to reserve/future contracts.


http://twitter.com/cpriceNFL/statuses/287331909598601216

I really like the Benard signing, he has potential, led the Browns in sacks a couple of seasons ago despite just playing as a rotational player.

He was involved in a car accident which slowed down his career and didn't seem to fully recover until recently, who knows... [he also could be just a camp body, but hopefully he's more]
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 7:06 pm    Post subject: Re: Patriots sign DE Marcus Benard, QB Mike Kafka Reply with quote

Billy Spikes wrote:
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Patriots signed LB/DE Marcus Benard and QB Mike Kafka to reserve/future contracts, per @caplannfl.


http://twitter.com/cpriceNFL/statuses/287331909598601216


Typical BB. Always thinking ahead.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

YES! KAFKA!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tzimisce wrote:
YES! KAFKA!


Prepare for a Kafkaesque offseason.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Camp bodies, if they even stick through July. A lot of these future contracts guys get weeded out between the end of the year and training camp. Kafka will be useful in mini-camp as an extra arm in passing drills. Benard is fodder.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Benard is intriguing, at least. He had 7.5 sacks in 2010, regressed badly (half a sack in 4 games) in 2011 before being involved in a season-ending motorcycle accident, and then dislocated his elbow this offseason. I could see him as a candidate for the last year's Mark Anderson role.
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