The Raiders confirmed that they intend to take a look at veteran quarterback Matt Leinart at some point this week. On Monday, the agent for career backup quarterback Jim Sorgi said his client is auditioning for the Raiders on Tuesday.
Sorgi, 31, appeared in 16 games for the Indianapolis Colts from 2004-10, attempting only 29 passes in mop-up duty behind former starter Peyton Manning.
Sorgi hasn’t attempted a pass in a regular-season game since 2008. He played only once in 2009 and not at all the past two seasons.
ESPN and the NFL Network said Leinart’s signing with the Raiders as the backup to Carson Palmer is likely. Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie said Leinart is coming in so that the Raiders can evaluate the condition of the collarbone he broke last season. No signing is imminent.
Terrelle Pryor and Rhett Bomar are the other quarterbacks on Oakland’s roster right now, with Pryor being given a shot at succeeding Kyle Boller as the backup this season.