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NFL Free Agency: Matt Leinart Could Land With Oakland Raiders

The Oakland Raiders quarterback position has been an interesting carousel over the last couple of seasons. From the addition of Jason Campbell to the draft choice of Terrelle Pryor the trade for Carson Palmer, Oakland has been searching for some time for the right mix. Now that they’ve settled on Palmer, they must look to his back-up — one that could include a former Heisman Trophy winner who has yet to live up to his top ten draft status:

Bill Williamson of ESPN says that the team is considering Matt Leinart who was let go by the Texans. He writes:

Oakland is expected to move on from Kyle Boller, who had a connection with former head coach Hue Jackson. Matt Leinart is a likely target. He played for new offensive coordinator Greg Knapp in Houston and Leinart is close with Oakland starter Carson Palmer. Leinart was a backup to Palmer early in his career at USC.