Oakland Raiders' Matt Leinart (7) looks to pass under pressure from Carolina Panthers' Frank Kearse (99) during the second half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)The Associated Press
Oakland Raiders' Matt Leinart walks off the field during the second half of an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)The Associated Press
ALAMEDA, Calif. – Matt Leinart is hoping to get one more shot to show what he can do as an NFL starting quarterback.
With Carson Palmer sidelined for Oakland's season finale in San Diego with cracked ribs and a bruised lung, Leinart and third-stringer Terrelle Pryor have been sharing time at practice this week.
Raiders coach Dennis Allen says he won't pick a starter until after Friday's practice but it seems likely both quarterbacks will get a chance. Leinart has started just two games since 2007 and failed to live up the expectations of winning the Heisman Trophy at Southern California and being a first-round draft pick by Arizona in 2006.
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