Quarterback Jim Sorgi’s throwing shoulder is fine, but if he’s going to use it, it won’t be with the Indianapolis Colts.

“The Colts informed us today that they will be releasing Jim Sorgi at 4 p.m.,” Sorgi’s agent, Matt Brei wrote in an email to the Star. “They gave us no reason at this point.”

The reason might be the $275,000 roster bonus the Colts would have owed Sorgi on the fifth day of the league year, which began today. Sorgi, who backed up starter Peyton Manning the past six seasons, was due to earn $1.08 million in 2010.

He went on injured reserve Dec. 9 with a shoulder condition.

The other quarterbacks on the Colts roster are Curtis Painter, a sixth-round draft pick in 2009, and Drew Willy, who spent most of last season on the practice squad.

Painter completed 8-of-28 passes for 83 yards with two interceptions in two appearances as a rookie.


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