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Report: Matt Leinart to sign with Raiders

April 28, 2012 at 11:55 AM
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OAKLAND, Calif., April 28 (UPI) -- The Oakland Raiders were on the verge Saturday of signing free-agent quarterback Matt Leinart, sources told ESPN.com.

Sources said the Heisman Trophy winner was scheduled to visit the Raiders next week and would likely sign on as a backup to fellow USC alum Carson Palmer.

ESPN said Leinart would be penciled into the No. 2 slot ahead of Terrell Pryor.

Leinart last played with the Houston Texans after seeing only modest success with the Arizona Cardinals.

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