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NFL Notes: Sanders Commings, Eagles, Ravens

Sanders Commings 

The Atlanta Braves have released former Chiefs CB Sanders Commings, who has been trying to make it as a baseball player since walking away from the NFL.

The Braves gave him a $100,000 signing bonus this past February, but he was hitting just .154 for rookie-level Danville Braves at the time of his release.

Eagles

  • According to Adam Caplan, the Eagles decided to give up on WR Dorial Green-Beckham in part because they are high on second-year WR Marcus Johnson, who had a really strong offseason, and rookie Mack Hollins.
  • Caplan adds that he got an extended look at Johnson during OTAs with Jordan Matthews sidelined and it was clear he took advantage of the extra reps.

Ravens

Ravens DT Brandon Williams says he needs to increase his sack total this year and improve as a pass-rusher.

I need to get my sacks up,” Williams said, via Jamison Hensley of ESPN. “I need to get my pass-rushing up. I am excited. I just had a meeting with our D-line coach, Coach [Joe] Cullen yesterday, about me kind of fine-tuning. I have the run-stop. I could still work on it, obviously, but I’m more just trying to work on my pass rush, trying to get out there and do the best I can.”

People say, ‘Oh you got a contract, and now you can kind of relax.’ There is no relaxing,” Williams added. “It is actually that you got the contract, so now you have to earn your keep. So now you have to push the gas a little bit harder and kind of get as much as you can out of yourself to show people, ‘Hey, I earned this.‘”

Ravens HC John Harbaugh believes there’s room for improvement in this area for Williams.

“I think he could [make an impact as a pass-rusher] because he is going to be a pocket pusher,” Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. “He can work edges. Guys, we know he is athletic — you have seen all the things he can do athletically. I believe he can do it.