The Bengals have signed Devon Still to their active roster, according to agent Drew Rosenhaus (on Twitter). Still, a defensive lineman, was cut by the Bengals two weeks ago as they worked to get down to a 53-man roster before being asked back to the practice squad.
Still was cut because he was hampered by injuries in the preseason. The veteran’s four-year-old daughter, Leah, is currently battling Stage 4 cancer and he has obviously been going through tremendous stress and anguish.
“I wanted to make the roster, but I have a lot of stuff going on right now that I can’t give football 100 percent,” Still said to reporters, including Coley Harvey of ESPN.com last Monday. “[The team] could have just washed their hands completely of it. Said, ‘We don’t care what’s going on in his personal life, we just want people who can care 100 percent on football.’ That’s, after all, what they pay us to do.”
With the move, the Bengals have added the defensive tackle that they need and, more importantly, done right by Still and his family.