Devon Still Promoted to Bengals Active Roster
Oct 14, 2012; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns center Alex Mack (55) and tackle John Greco (77) work against Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Devon Still (75) in the second half at Cleveland Browns Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports
If Devon Still’s story with the Bengals wasn’t already a great one, it gets even better. Devon Still was promoted on Tuesday from the Bengals practice squad to the active 53 man roster.
According to Coley Harvey of ESPN.com, Devon Still was called by the Bengals coaching staff and asked if he was ready to re-join the team. He was there within minutes and when Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis asked Still who was the better, a group of defensive tackles that Lewis showed Still or Devon Still, and Still replied, Devon Still.
Still joins the Bengals for their first home game of the season against the Atlanta Falcons. He also joins the team after the Baltimore Ravens signed Christo Bilukidi off of waivers after the Bengals waived him to make room for cornerback Onterio McCalebb against the Ravens. Onterio McCalebb was also resigned to the practice squad and with Tyler Eifert heading to the short term injured reserve list, they had a spot open and a need at the defensive tackle position.
This is just more great news for Devon Still, who also had news that his jersey broke a record for jersey sales in a 24 hour time period, according to a tweet by ESPN:
Devon Still should see time against the Falcons in the Bengals defensive rotation. If you haven’t seen it yet, please visit our article for Devon Still and the Bengals taking a stance against pediatric cancer. There are links to the Bengals shop for Still’s jersey and also how you can get involved and donate per Bengals sack.