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Las Vegas Raiders waive former 2021 first round pick Alex Leatherwood

Alex Leatherwood come out his stance versus Ohio State at CFP title game
Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Las Vegas Raiders are moving on from Alex Leatherwood.

It was reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter that the franchise has decided to waive Leatherwood on Tuesday.

Leatherwood was the 17th overall pick by Las Vegas from the 2021 NFL Draft but the team that is now under head coach Josh McDaniels has seen enough. The team will still be on the hook for $7.9 million against the salary cap.

The former Alabama offensive lineman struggled during his rookie season with the team, so much so that the coaching staff opted to move him to guard partway through the regular season.

But Leatherwood was unable to progress after his first season with the team and it showed during this past preseason. He once again saw little success at offensive tackle which has now led to his release.

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Patrick Dowd is a Reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter, via Pat_Dowd77

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