According to Adam Teicher of the Kansas City Star, the Kansas City Chiefs have signed draft pick Sanders Commings.
From Teicher, via Twitter:
#Chiefs agreed to contract terms with DB Sanders Commings, a 5th round pick. Among their 8 picks, Fisher, Kelce and Johnson unsigned.
— Adam Teicher (@adamteicher) May 23, 2013
Thanks to the NFL’s new rookie wage scale, signing drafted players is easier than ever before. As Teicher points out, only three picks remain unsigned: T Eric Fisher, TE Travis Kelce and ILB Knile Davis.
GM John Dorsey appears to be right on schedule here, perhaps even ahead. To have so many draft picks locked up before the beginning of June would have been unheard of in years past. Dorsey has until the end of July, when training camp begins, to lock up the remaining players. I would be utterly shocked if deals aren’t done by then.
Commings could end up being a major factor in the Chiefs’ 2013 defense. Head coach Andy Reid said the team plans to try Commings out at safety so the rookie could push Kendrick Lewis for the starting FS spot next to Eric Berry. Lewis has had some injury troubles with his shoulder that appeared to severely impact his tackling ability in 2012. If Commings can impress his new coaches, he could just crack the starting lineup as a rookie, just like Lewis did in 2010.
What do you think, Addicts? Will Sanders Commings be the team’s starting FS this season?