Chicago Bears claim via waivers Alex Leatherwood, cut by Las Vegas Raiders

The offensive lineman was one of six players added by Chicago a day after roster cuts, the most in the league.

The Chicago Bears they claimed the offensive lineman Alex Leatherwood via waivers of las vegas raiders this Wednesday.

leatherwood He was one of six players claimed via waivers by the bearsthe highest total in the league.

An offensive lineman drafted in the first round of the Draft 2021 of the NFL, leatherwood was released on Tuesday at the time Las Vegas cut its squad to 53 men.

leatherwoodwho was drafted 17th overall from Alabama to become the permanent right tackle for the raiderssuffered a regression in the preseason, and the new regime in Las Vegas led by the head coach Josh McDaniels and general manager Dave Ziegler he had seen enough.

the massive leatherwood He is scheduled to make a fully guaranteed $14.39 million this season as part of his original rookie deal.

It was widely considered that raiders stretched too far leatherwood in the first round of last year’s draft, and struggled so much early in the season that he was moved from right tackle to right guard in Week 5.

He was moved back to right tackle during training camp, and was vying for the position against Brandon Parkerbefore Parker sustained an arm injury during the Hall of Fame Classic who kicked off the preseason. But, leatherwood he was supplanted by the seventh-round rookie Thayer Munford Jr. and by Jermaine Eluemunorviolating its place in the template since leatherwood he can’t fill the swing tackle role, either, since he doesn’t dominate both sides of the formation.

Other players who were claimed via waivers by the bears were DB Josh Blackwell (of the philadelphia eagles), DE Kingsley Jonathan (of the buffalo bills), DT Armon Watts (of the minnesota vikings), L.B. Sterling Weatherford (of the Indianapolis Colts) Y T. E. Trevon Wesco (of the New York Jets).

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Chicago Bears claim via waivers Alex Leatherwood, cut by Las Vegas Raiders