why the Colts released Eli Manning's new backup, Jim Sorgi, in the first place, the reason could very well be financial.
Sorgi was due a $275,000 roster bonus the day he was cut. And he was due to make $1.08 million in 2010, which is quite a bit to pay for a backup who didn't throw a pass in 2009 and wound up on the IR anyway.
It's unlikely the Giants had to pay that much to get him, though the dollar amount of the one-year contract is unavailable right now.
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