It’s been a great week for defensive lineman Devon Still, who revealed on Instagram on Tuesday that doctors are optimistic about the prognosis for his daughter Leah, with recent tests not showing “any active disease in her body.” The latest positive development for Still is a new contract with the Bengals, according to agent Drew Rosenhaus, who congratulated his client today on Twitter.
Still, 25, had been eligible for restricted free agency this offseason, but the Bengals decided not to extend him an RFA tender last week. At the time though, we heard that Cincinnati had made a one-year contract offer to Still, who was mulling the proposal while also weighing family issues — as Paul Dehner Jr. of the Cincinnati Enquirer notes (via Twitter), Still had been waiting for the results of Leah’s tests before making a decision on the Bengals’ contract offer.
On the field, Still saw a career-high 237 defensive snaps as a part-time player for Cincinnati last season, recording 19 tackles and a pair of quarterback hurries. Assuming he earns a spot on the 53-man roster in 2015, the former second-round pick should play a similar role for the Bengals.