After not being signed for all of 2015, defensive lineman Devon Still finds himself in position to battle for a starting spot with the Houston Texans
Devon Still has a name that’s far more recognizable than his play on the field has been thus far in is career. A second round selection by the Cincinnati Bengals in 2012 out of Penn State, Still has yet to make a single start in the NFL.
In fact, he missed all of 2015 after the Bengals cut him following the preseason. No one decided to take a chance on the player who gained notoriety for standing beside his incredibly brave daughter Leah as she battled Neuroblastoma stage 4 cancer.
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Now a year removed from his last playing days, the lineman is getting another shot an NFL stardom with the Houston Texans. With his daughter now in remission, the former Bengal looks to make good on his lofty draft status.
"“I did put in a lot of work this offseason, so when I got this opportunity I could make the most of it,” Devon Still said via Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. “I’m excited to step back into this position after being for a year. It’s amazing.”"
Still, 27-years old, has 40 career tackles and one-half sack. He is great size for the Texans’ 3-4 system at 6-foot-5 and 305 pounds.
His primary competition for the starting spot looks to be second-year player Christian Covington, a sixth-round pick out of Rice.
Even if Still fails to beat out the sophomore player he looks to be featured heavily in the Texans rotation and really couldn’t have picked a better spot to try and resurrect his career.