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Former Chief Sanders Commings wants to play baseball

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Remember Sanders Commings? The Kansas City Chiefs 2013 fifth round pick barely played in two-plus years because of injuries before the Chiefs cut him. His name has resurfaced in this article from Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports which says Commings is going to try his hand at baseball.

But Commings, who turns 27 on March 8, wanted to return to baseball, a sport he played well enough at Westside H.S. in Augusta, Ga., to be selected by the Diamondbacks in the 37th round of the 2008 amateur draft.

He informed Hairston of his intention to resume his career as an outfielder when the two were playing pickup basketball in Scottsdale, Ariz., last November. Injuries had limited Commings’ NFL career to two games, both in 2013. In his own words, he missed baseball “like crazy.”

“I love baseball,” Commings said. “It’s a sport I’ve loved my whole life.”

He will work out for teams privately and plan a “showcase” in March if he hasn’t signed by then. More power to him. I hope he makes it. That would be an incredible accomplishment to play both football and baseball even if his football career was brief.

Here’s a video I found: