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Jim Sorgi to get a workout with the Raiders

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As the Raiders prepare to face quarterback Peyton Manning twice per year, what better way to get ready than to hire the guy who served as Peyton’s understudy for six seasons?

The Associated Press reports that the Raiders will work out Jim Sorgi on Tuesday.

Sorgi played for the Colts from 2004 through 2009, serving as the backup to Manning.  Sorgi has since been out of the league, last surfacing in October 2011, when the Dolphins included Sorgi in a six-man Gong Show that ultimately was won by Sage Rosenfels.

The Raiders also plan to work out Matt Leinart.  The only backups to Carson Palmer currently on the roster are Terrelle Pryor and Rhett Bomar.

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44 Responses to “Jim Sorgi to get a workout with the Raiders”
  1. spellingcopfather says: Apr 30, 2012 3:25 PM

    Just hire him as asst.QB coach, untill peyton retire!!!

  2. p4hbiz says: Apr 30, 2012 3:30 PM

    Anyone is better than Boller at this point. After that KC game I don’t know how he’s made it on the roster this far with Reggie running things.

  3. karlton2 says: Apr 30, 2012 3:33 PM

    Sorgi was with the Giants in 2010.

  4. jpb12 says: Apr 30, 2012 3:34 PM

    Can’t wait to see his name on the list of players suing NFL for concussion.

    You know that clip board must have left a mark somewhere.

  5. apm says: Apr 30, 2012 3:34 PM

    Going to be weird for him to be a team without a Manning.

  6. chuckleberry1974 says: Apr 30, 2012 3:35 PM

    That’ll be funny seeing Leinart back up Palmer again.

  7. mjbulls45 says: Apr 30, 2012 3:39 PM

    the last hand-picked player by Al Davis was Terrell Pryor,

    watch that man be the future of the Raiders

  8. nineroutsider says: Apr 30, 2012 3:44 PM

    Both of those youngsters are way better than Sorgi. The Colts didn’t even reach out to Sorgi last year…

  9. thingamajig says: Apr 30, 2012 3:44 PM

    Even if Sorgi was out of the league for awhile he’s still got to be better than Leinart.

  10. stampede101 says: Apr 30, 2012 3:45 PM

    Apparently that “Gong Show” travels.

  11. granadafan says: Apr 30, 2012 3:46 PM

    The Raiders sure like QBs who have been out of the league for a while.

  12. geo1113 says: Apr 30, 2012 3:46 PM

    I can tell the Raiders what Sorgi will tell them. Peyton will do what he always does. He will line up the offense, look at the defensive formation, and adjust accordingly.

  13. jthammerstix says: Apr 30, 2012 3:50 PM

    This story must be a space filler.

  14. apm says: Apr 30, 2012 3:51 PM

    Also, quick someone save a screenshot of the Sorgi headline on the PFT homepage for his family.

  15. donterrelli says: Apr 30, 2012 4:01 PM

    Donovan McNabb’s available. I’m sure Colt McCoy is now, too.

  16. metalhead65 says: Apr 30, 2012 4:15 PM

    the broncos should watch all the film they can of this guy to since that is what their backups will look like if they ever play in a game. no wait hanie is one now isn’t he? then it will be even worse!

  17. radrntn says: Apr 30, 2012 4:20 PM

    p4hbiz says:
    Apr 30, 2012 3:30 PM
    Anyone is better than Boller at this point. After that KC game I don’t know how he’s made it on the roster this far with Reggie running things.
    _______________________________

    fyi boller is not on the raiders, bomar is and has more upside then any of theses vets.

  18. devildog911 says: Apr 30, 2012 4:29 PM

    Maybe they’ll try out JaMarcus Russell too…

  19. seanmmartin says: Apr 30, 2012 4:29 PM

    LOL

    How different is Carson Palmer from Pryor and Bomar?

  20. mullman7675 says: Apr 30, 2012 4:35 PM

    Sorgi? Hmmmm. We shall see…

  21. cometophillyforthecrack says: Apr 30, 2012 4:42 PM

    As an Eagles fan, i would take Ty Detmer over Jim Sorgi. This guy is garbage.

  22. masterblaster78 says: Apr 30, 2012 4:46 PM

    Sorgi who? I guess he can’t be any worse than Boller. Why don’t they put Pryor in as a WR? I don’t think he’ll make a QB in the pro’s. A wide receiver I think he’d be good at. He’s fast, young, has good hands and has great size. Not sure who would be a good backup QB right now.

  23. crewdawg says: Apr 30, 2012 5:13 PM

    The legend lives on.

  24. atthemurph says: Apr 30, 2012 5:32 PM

    On Wisconsin!

  25. nflhof says: Apr 30, 2012 5:38 PM

    Are you guys sure that Hue Jackson isn’t still running this team?

  26. r8rsfan says: Apr 30, 2012 5:48 PM

    Camp arm.

  27. buckybadger says: Apr 30, 2012 5:54 PM

    Never thought he would have a career in the NFL but he proved me wrong.

  28. jacksaysfu says: Apr 30, 2012 6:16 PM

    @cometophillyforthecrack : They come for the Heroin , trust me on that im from Kensington !

  29. genericcommenter says: Apr 30, 2012 6:27 PM

    That’s interesting. A couple days ago a bunch of sites were reporting that they were already SIGNING Leinart.

  30. packerman1968 says: Apr 30, 2012 6:42 PM

    Sorgi and Manning are buddys.

    He is not going to tell them a thing. He never got to practice the offense the Colts ran.

    Manning (THE SELFISH) never let a backup take reps in practice.

  31. cometophillyforthecrack says: Apr 30, 2012 8:20 PM

    Sign and drive event at Bus Cook’s Mississippi used quarterback giveaway!! 1970 Brett Favre, 313,000 miles, all playoff miles!!! just rebuilt the left ankle in the last 2 years, not even 16 games on it yet!! $12 million gets you the Favre, a pair of wranglers and an unlimited multimedia picture sending package!!!

  32. mullman7675 says: Apr 30, 2012 8:55 PM

    LOL
    They are entirely different. Especially when you factor in Palmer’s career stats, pro bowls and heisman trophy. Silly haters…

  33. mullman7675 says: Apr 30, 2012 9:32 PM

    seanmmartin says:
    Apr 30, 2012 4:29 PM
    LOL

    How different is Carson Palmer from Pryor and Bomar?
    ————————————————————————–
    @seanmartin- please reference the above post….

  34. kgredin1 says: Apr 30, 2012 9:48 PM

    It’s amazing anyone would take the time to register and post on Kyle Boller, and not realize he isn’t on the Raiders. A simple search of free agents and you’d see he’s an unsigned FA.

  35. jimiinpa says: Apr 30, 2012 10:17 PM

    i blame the babysitter

  36. racerx1225 says: Apr 30, 2012 10:19 PM

    Leinart is significantly better Boller as a backup. Position improved immensely.

  37. racerx1225 says: Apr 30, 2012 10:22 PM

    seanmmartin says: Apr 30, 2012 4:29 PM

    LOL

    How different is Carson Palmer from Pryor and Bomar?

    _________________________________
    Carson Palmer was able to make to 3 Pro Bowls I believe and be mentioned in the same sentence as Brees, Brady, Maning and Rothelsberger. Pryor has never played a snap and Bhomar is a Backup or 3rd stringer on a bad team. Palmer also accomplished this while on the Bengals, which speaks volumes.

  38. racerx1225 says: Apr 30, 2012 10:23 PM

    If Palmer had been on any other quality team , he’d have won a Superbowl.

  39. mungman69 says: Apr 30, 2012 10:35 PM

    He won’t help

  40. conbro8 says: Apr 30, 2012 11:00 PM

    Good for Jim. He was always a humble guy and a great backup for the Colts. I wish him the best!

  41. bamboozle99 says: May 1, 2012 1:22 AM

    This is Sorgi’s chance to stick it to the Mannings.

  42. greggink says: May 1, 2012 2:29 AM

    Not out of the league between 2009 and 2011, he was with the Giants at one point.

  43. lilmiddle78 says: May 1, 2012 3:51 AM

    I always felt like Jim Sorgi’s career could have turned out a lot like Aaron Rodgers’!! Maybe if Peyton had this neck injury 4 years earlier or if Sorgi had not been soo loyal to the team that drafted him & actually gone out in search of an open competition for a QB1 spot on another roster.. For a period of about three or four years he was probably better than a half dozen starters in the league!!

    And all you people who write how bad he sucks… I have a simple question… How exactly does one come to such a conclusion when there is literally almost zero film on the guy other than pre-season or mop up duty?!?!

  44. rodster213 says: May 1, 2012 9:11 AM

    Biz, Boller is not on the Raiders roster.

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