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

Bears place OL Alex Leatherwood on NFI list, out 4 weeks

The Chicago Bears placed offensive lineman Alex Leatherwood on the non-football injury and illness list Wednesday.

The 2021 first-round pick will be sidelined for a minimum of four weeks. NFL Network reported he has mononucleosis.

“We feel great about where he is and him coming back,” Bears coach Matt Eberflus told reporters Wednesday.

Leatherwood, 23, was inactive for last Sunday’s season-opening win against the San Francisco 49ers.

He started all 17 games as a rookie last season with the Las Vegas Raiders, who waived him on Aug. 30. The Bears claimed him the following day.

Chicago re-signed offensive lineman Michael Schofield in a corresponding move. The Bears released him on Aug. 30 to reach the 53-man roster limit.

Schofield, 31, has played in 102 games (81 starts) with the Denver Broncos (2015-16), Los Angeles Chargers (2017-19, 2021) and Carolina Panthers (2020). He was part of the Broncos’ Super Bowl 50 winning season as a rookie.

–Field Level Media

Aug 14, 2019; Costa Mesa, CA, USA: Los Angeles Chargers tackle Michael Schofield III (75) during training camp at the Jack Hammett Sports Complex. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Ravens sign OG Michael Schofield

Offensive guard Michael Schofield signed a one-year deal with the Baltimore Ravens.

The 30-year-old has started 69 career games with three teams, including Super Bowl 50 as the right tackle for the champion Denver Broncos.

He started every game at right guard for the Chargers in 2018 and 2019 and has played left tackle.

Baltimore traded right tackle Orlando Brown, who jumped to the left side when starter Ronnie Stanley was injured last season, but has added reinforcements at almost every position on the line.

The Ravens signed right tackle Ja’Wuan James on Monday.

–Field Level Media