The Bengals have decided to release former second round pick Devon Still.
PFT reporting Still let go. Would now be eligible for practice squad thanks to new rule. Of note for him, PS guys have full NFL insurance.
— Paul Dehner Jr. (@pauldehnerjr) August 30, 2014
Still came to the Bengals as a second round pick in the 2012 draft. With visions of him lining up next to Geno Atkins and completely collapsing the pocket, many fans were excited for his selection. But those visions never came to fruition as Still has struggled to see the field in his two years. He’s suffered relentless injuries and so his development has been stunted often. Still has been going through some very difficult personal issues as his daughter is suffering from cancer (which is why Dehner points out the insurance policy in his tweet).
Hopefully Still will go unclaimed and be back with the Bengals soon. I doubt any fan really wants to let him go and many will continue to root for him while also praying for his daughter’s recovery. Maybe his time on the practice squad, potentially, would allow Still to grow as a football player while also taking some pressure off of him as his family fights through an extremely difficult and heart-wrenching battle. We’ll all be rooting for you Devon, no matter where you end up.