Leinart has competition for Oakland gig

April, 30, 2012
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Apparently, Matt Leinart is not a slam-dunk to sign with the Oakland Raiders as their backup quarterback.

The Associated Press is reporting Jim Sorgi will have a workout with the Raiders on Tuesday. Leinart is considered a favorite to land the job because he played for Oakland offensive coordinator Greg Knapp last year in Houston and he backed up Oakland quarterback Carson Palmer at USC.

Sorgi hasn’t played in the NFL since 2009. He backed up new Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning for six seasons in Indianapolis. It is not out of the question that Oakland will look at other backups.

I’d be surprised if Sorgi was signed over Leinart if they are the only two options Oakland is looking at.

Bill Williamson | email

ESPN Oakland Raiders reporter

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