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Sanders Commings saw his NFL career come to an end in the summer of 2014 when he https://www.rockiesedges.com/colorado-rockies/todd-helton-jersey suffered a broken ankle during training camp.The 26-year-old Georgia native is getting another shot to be a profe sional athlete, signing a contract Thursday to play baseball for the Atlanta Braves.The Braves signed Commings to a minor league deal in a low-risk, high-reward move.”We feel this is a tremendous athlete and an even better person,” Braves general manager John Coppolella told MLB.com. “Our mantra has always been to leave no stone unturned. What’s the downside here?”Commingslast appeared in a competitive baseball game in 2008 Charlie Blackmon Jersey while at Westside High School in Augusta. He was selected by the Diamondbacks in the 37th round of the 2008 MLB Draft, but chose to play football at the University of Georgia.Following a standout career with the Bulldogs, Commings was a fifth-round pick of the Chiefs in 2013. He broke his left collarbone as a rookie and then needed surgery for his broken ankle the following summer. The 6-0, 223-pound former defensive back played in just two NFL games, recording one tackle.Commings said seeing former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow sign a minor league deal with the Mets last year inspired him to again try his hand at baseball. Commings has been training with former MLB player Jerry Hairston Jr.”He Jon Gray Jersey ‘s strong, he’s got pop, he’s just a tremendous athlete you just don’t find that,” Hairston told MLB.com earlier this month. “You never know how a guy will react in Double-A or Triple-A. But he is worth the gamble, I can tell you that.”I told Sanders, ‘We want to get the best organization for you that will help you develop and get as many at-bats as po sible,’” Hairston added. “He’s still young, and he’s got the tools.”

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