November 17, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Sanders Commings (26) points during the fourth quarter against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos defeated the Chiefs 27-17. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
Pick No. 134 – Sanders Commings, DB, Georgia
2014 Cap Hit: $556,878
Dead money if cut: $161,634
Sanders Commings broke his collar bone in the first practice of training camp and returned in the Week 11 loss to the Denver Broncos before injuring his shoulder the following week against the Chargers. He had one tackle in the two games and spent the rest of the season on the injured reserve list.
Just after the draft, it was thought that Commings would potentially challenge another former fifth round pick, Kendrick Lewis, for the starting free safety job. With his injury laden season, that never materialized, much to the chagrin of thousands of Chiefs fans.
However, with a new season comes a fresh start and Commings has a chance to show what he’s got heading into 2014. With the vacancy soon to be left by Lewis’ all-but-certain departure into free agency, the second year Commings will have the opportunity to make good on his draft stock.
With a low dead money number, Commings could become a casualty, if he fails to perform this season. Hopefully he can live up to the hype that never happened last year.