By Steve Corkran
Tuesday, May 1st, 2012 at 3:38 pm in Oakland Raiders.
Veteran quarterbacks Jim Sorgi and Matt Leinart worked out for the Raiders in Alameda today. The workouts weren’t open to the media.
Ultimately, the Raiders settled upon Leinart, who played under Raiders new offensive coordinator Greg Knapp with the Houston Texans last season.
The Raiders just confirmed Leinart’s signing in a press release a few minutes ago.
The Raiders confirmed the workouts, but they didn’t provide details such as whether the players attempted passes. This is important in the case of both, given Sorgi hasn’t attempted a pass in a regular-season game since 2008 and Leinart hasn’t attempted a pass since he broke his collarbone last season.
Leinart will compete with Terrelle Pryor and Rhett Bomar for the primary backup spot to Carson Palmer.
Colleague Jerry McDonald trekked to Alameda in hopes of digging out more information. However, he wasn’t permitted access to either player.