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Bears claim Alex Leatherwood: Former Raiders first-round OL among six players Chicago adds via waivers

The Chicago Bears are taking a flier on a younger offensive lineman who was drafted within the first spherical simply final 12 months, as CBS Sports NFL Insider Jonathan Jones reports that common supervisor Ryan Poles and Co. have claimed former Las Vegas Raiders lineman Alex Leatherwood.

The previous No. 17 total pick of Alabama performed sort out and guard throughout his rookie marketing campaign, and has largely disenchanted — which led to hypothesis that he can be traded or minimize. According to NFL Media, the Raiders tried to buy Leatherwood to the 31 different NFL teams. Nobody bit, and he was released.

What’s necessary to notice is that with this declare, the Bears are taking on Leatherwood’s contract. Per NFL Media, the deal has three years remaining on it for $5.9 million — which is totally assured. Las Vegas paid roughly 58.9% of the contract.

CBS Sports NFL Draft expert Chris Trapasso stated that Leatherwood most likely ought to have been chosen within the second or third spherical final 12 months, which might have clearly affected his expectations coming into his rookie season. He began a number of years for the very best program in college football, and whereas he did not impress in his first 17 NFL games, he has the intangibles to rebound in Chicago.

The Bears additionally claimed 5 different gamers on waivers: former Philadelphia Eagles defensive again Josh Blackwell, former Buffalo Bills defensive finish Kingsley Jonathan, former Minnesota Vikings nostril sort out Armon Watts, former Indianapolis Colts linebacker Sterling Weatherford and former New York Jets tight finish Trevon Wesco

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