Devon Still has signed to play with the Houston Texans. He will have a chance to compete for a roster spot on the Texans next season.
Devon Still received a lot of good news in 2015, and he continues to get good news in 2016. In December, news broke about Devon’s daughter Leah, who appears to be nearing what could be the end of a long battle with cancer.
To add to the fantastic news about his daughter’s health, Still looks like he could have a job. The former Bengals defensive tackle has been signed to a reserves/future contract, according to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle (Twitter link).
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Still won’t be participating in Houston’s playoff run, but he will be able to participate in team activities in 2016. Essentially, the Texans are locking up Still to compete for a roster spot next season. The Texans aren’t very deep at defensive tackle, so it’s perfectly reasonable to think that Still can actually become a member of the Houston Texans by the start of next season.
Still has played in 30 career games, tallying 40 tackles, half a sack, a forced fumble and three pass deflections. Potentially teaming up with J.J. Watt and Jadeveon Clowney, as well as learning from one of the league’s best defensive tackles over the past decade in Vince Wilfork, Still will be surrounded by talent and will be able to learn from some of the league’s best. A former second-round pick, the defensive tackle still has the raw talent to be a huge success in the NFL.
Still’s contract will go into effect on the first day of the 2016 season.