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Kansas City Chiefs Sign Safety Sanders Commings

Posted May 23, 2013

Team finalizes deal to sign its fifth-round pick of the 2013 NFL Draft

The Kansas City Chiefs signed safety Sanders Commings, the team announced today. He is the fifth of Kansas City’s eight draft selections from the 2013 NFL Draft to be signed.

Commings joined the Chiefs as the club’s fifth-round pick (134th overall) in April's draft. He appeared in 54 games (35 starts) at Georgia, recording 154 tackles (113 solo), one sack, six tackles for loss, three QB pressures, one forced fumble and three fumble recoveries.

He added eight interceptions and 17 passes defensed. Commings was a multi-sport standout at Westside High School in Augusta, Georgia.

While in high school, he was drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 37th round of the 2008 MLB Amateur Draft.

After selecting Commings in the draft, Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said the team will utilize his versatility, among many other things.

"What you see with Sanders is a big, physical press corner (and) safety, he’s done both at Georgia last year and this year – he had two games this year where he played the safety spot," coach Reid said.

"He fits in to what we do in both spots, he’s a 4.4 40-yard dash guy, so he has size and speed at 216 pounds in that area that can move. He can help us in a couple of different spots, both at the corner and the safety spot.”

Commings has described his time with the Chiefs as a "dream come true" and the dream got even better after the ink dried on his new contract.

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