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Raiders cutting ’21 first-rounder Alex Leatherwood

Jan 15, 2022; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Las Vegas Raiders guard Alex Leatherwood (70) reacts after their loss against the Cincinnati Bengals in an AFC Wild Card playoff football game at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joseph Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Joseph Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

Offensive lineman Alex Leatherwood, the Raiders’ first-round pick in 2021, reportedly will not make the 53-man roster in Las Vegas.

Multiple outlets reported Tuesday that the Raiders attempted to trade the 23-year-old tackle before opting to release him.

Leatherwood was the 17th overall pick out of Alabama and he started all 17 games as a rookie, lining up at right guard.

He is entering the second season of a four-year, $14.4 million rookie deal.

–Field Level Media