Houston Texans: Devon Still signed to futures contract
By Randy Gurzi
The Houston Texans signed defensive tackle Devon Still to a future’s contract on Wednesday
Last Tuesday the Houston Texans worked out former second round pick, defensive tackle Devon Still. On Wednesday the team signed him to a future’s contract. On a future’s contract, the player can be signed as soon as the regular season ends, however they aren’t officially a member of the team until the new NFL year begins in March.
The former Penn State defensive tackle, who left college just one season before Texans head coach Bill O’Brien became the Nittany Lions coach was originally taken 53rd overall in the 2012 NFL Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals, the only team he has ever played for.
Out of football in all of 2015, Still has 40 career tackles, a half sack and three passes defended.
His notoriety came from his daughter Leah’s battle with cancer, which captured the hearts of fans and players from every team as we all watched the brave little girl take on the serious disease.
Still posted a Twitter link about his daughter and his future with Houston.
"Leah’s last treatment is Friday. I just signed a contract to get back to doing what I love. I would say this week is a good week! I told myself from day one with Leah’s diagnosis I would give her my all and sacrifice my career because if I lost her to cancer I could never get her back but if I lost football, given the right opportunity, I could get it back. Thanks to the Texans for giving me that opportunity!"
At 6’5″ and 310 pounds, Still has good size to play in the middle of the Texans three man line, a position that can use some serious upgrading after cutting draft bust Louis Nix III before this season and then watching prized free agent Vince Wilfork record just six solo tackles and assist on only 16 others all season.