Former Bears offensive tackle Alex Leatherwood joins Chargers.

On Wednesday, the Chargers made the announcement that they had contracted Alex Leatherwood, a former offensive lineman with the Bears.  

As part of their league-leading number of waiver claims, the Bears selected Leatherwood, who was 25 years old at the time, off waivers during the 2022 playoff season  

They had high hopes of reviving the first-round draft pick from the 2021 draft, who had been placed on waivers by the Raiders.  

While he was with the Bears, he participated in only four games and 32 snaps, which accounted for 14% of the offensive snaps in those games. In addition, he participated in 11 snaps for special teams  

As a result, they decided to take a chance on the top-tier Alabama prospect who was playing left tackle on one of the most successful offensive lines in the country.  

Even though he participated in and started all 17 games during his first season, the Raiders did not believe that he would be a good fit for their team  

Now, he will make an effort to secure a position with the Chargers, who have recently hired Jim Harbaugh as their head coach. Joe Alt, a tackle from Notre Dame, was selected by the Chargers with the fifth overall pick in the first round of the 2024 NFL Draft.  

During the 2023 NFL season, Leatherwood did not participate in any games.  

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