The Bears claimed offensive lineman Alex Leatherwood off waivers from the Raiders on Wednesday, a source told ESPN’s Field Yates.
Leatherwood, the Raiders’ 2021 first-round draft pick, was waived on Tuesday as Las Vegas trimmed to its initial 53-man roster.
Leatherwood, who was taken with the No. 17 overall pick out of Alabama to be the Raiders’ foundational right tackle, regressed in the preseason, and Las Vegas’ new regime of coach Josh McDaniels and general manager Dave Ziegler had seen enough.
Leatherwood is scheduled to make $14.39 million fully guaranteed this season as part of his rookie contract.